From painting construction sites to drawing on paper coffee cups to making family portraits in oils, my inspiration has long been my immediate physical and cultural environment in New York City. For the past several years, I have been engrossed by the rapid physical changes occurring in midtown Manhattan where I live and work. In ink drawings and oil paintings, I am documenting construction projects from West 57th Street to the west 30's, and recording the incremental yet rapid stages of the high rise building process. Observational and expressive drawing and painting undergirds my process, and I have had a front row seat as new buildings reared up directly outside my 13th floor studio windows on West 39th Street. The northern loop of the Highline Park near 34th Street is another favored vantage point from which I have been painting the massive crane-studded construction sites of the Hudson Yards as a whole new neighborhood rises.