PJ draws and write as a means to make sense of the world around him; to reach inside and bring to light, that which may otherwise remain hidden in him. Wether in painting or drawing he apply’s his mediums directly to paper/canvas without pencil guides. PJ finds that this method allows him to capture the spontaneity of emotions, thoughts, and images as they arise. His art allows himself to share the experiences of his life the trouble, the pain, the loss and ultimately the growth. His goal is to produce a narrative through the marriage of text and ink that results in work that invites his audience’s emotions and thoughts to arise. PJ’s main influences are zen/haiku poets such as Basho, Ryokan, Saigyo and the traditional paintings of his Japanese grandmother.