The Los Angeles of my childhood is intricately woven into the Los Angeles of the present in the Predators paintings. The title refers both to the predatory nature of local wildlife, as well as the threat of urban development and the loss of their habitats. In Predators, graphic depictions of wildlife are presented among a variety of historic locales. I consider my Predators portraits and present them straightforwardly. Their gaze is oblique, their confrontation with the viewer unflinching and their presence - like the past – uncompromising. It might be argued that these mostly nocturnal creatures serve as stand-ins for any city resident attempting to co-exist with a disappearing homeland.