"For me, a painting begins when something about a scene catches my eye and my heart. I have an inner stirring that says you've got to paint this. Usually it has to do with the light... a highlight on something, rim lighting perhaps or high contrast of light and shadow - drama!"
"Through my high school and college years of art education and exploration I experienced many other art mediums such as oil pastels, watercolors, and acrylic paints, but when all was said and done I returned to oil paints as my medium of choice."
"Importantly, the composition needs to be able to answer the question "What do I want to say here?" That helps me identify my focal point which is necessary for placement within the composition and edge work as I paint."
"I consider it an opportunity, to convey an accurate pictoral description of our landscape and I want my work to stand up amongst the best and for the long haul!"
"The artistic process for me leaves no room for meals or phone calls or other distractions if I have my way, there is just the mission in front of me and I am buoyed by excitement and hope... HOPE that keeps me moving forward taking this vision, this idea I hold in my head and getting it down in oils on canvas."