"My goal is to capture the beauty of my subject. My works use the line, shape, value, color, texture, and edges of all these technical elements to create a poetic interpretation of my inner voice. These basic concepts provide the fundamental structure for my visual goal."
"It is not my goal to merely depict the scene I see, but rather to use my artistic eye to express my inner response towards what I see."
"I think the best artists are those who are painfully self-critical. This is good for self-betterment, rather than defeat."
"I enjoy creating portraits or figures and landscapes in which I can find a certain beauty in a special characteristic or moods either from my daily life or a photo I took. I try to hold onto a child-like curiosity and use the artistic well-trained eye to see the beauty of our routine life. This is my inspiration."
"The livelihood of youth from different backgrounds is a common theme I explore in my portrait paintings, especially from the mountain areas or the poor country. I try to depict the lovely youth of the poor mountain areas and evoke people's compassion to carry hope to these lovely children."
"Art is a way to bring forward a moment in time that takes away from the tension or stress of life and high-light the stories that make life beautiful."
"Most of my subjects are people from different backgrounds and cultures. I sometimes consider whether these subjects will draw in the viewer to wonder about their life story or what’s going on in the scene."