"Throughout my painting career, regardless of the medium or style, I have had three overriding intentions with my work. They are to create color harmony, mystery, and depth. The latter invites the viewer in, sparking their imagination, memories and encouraging them to ask questions about themselves or the artist."
"I believe learning about color, particularly mixing color, is like riding a bike. You must learn the skills, and then, with practice, you can proclaim, “Look mom, no hands!”
"Color is considered, by many, to be the first aspect of a painting that a viewer notices. It’s complex, magical and one of the most difficult art elements to learn. I wanted, and still do, to help artists achieve that first stage of gaining color confidence: learning how to mix color."
"I decided to develop and teach my color mixing methodology."
"I have frequently reflected on questions, such as, why did I paint that?"
"Painting requires being in the present with a focused concentration."
"Watercolors were my first love and for 15 years I painted realistically. After a couple of years working in mixed media, I decided to tackle the challenge of combining abstraction and realism with the additional challenge of painting glass and liquid. Creativity is inspired by challenges."
"Shortly after trading in my corporate suits for an artist’s smock, I began my annual, solo month-long sojourns to the cabin. For over 12 years, I drove over 1,000 miles from Minnesota to Colorado.
It’s my place of rejuvenation, relaxation, and reflection, all the while creating and taking in nature."
"I believe my approach to painting has made me more resilient. Uncertainty is a constant factor in my creative process. Instead of bemoaning the loss of control on many fronts, I cherish the life I have and the people in it."