"I want the viewer to relate to an image that contains something familiar, but also something beyond their daily experience: a journey that tantalizes with potential escape."
"My paintings tell stories from my observations and imagination that reflect how I visually process the world. I hope the viewer delights in my images and escapes their daily grind."
"I like to portray edges between things: sea and dry land, earth and sky, past and present."
"I think a better model would be for societies to nurture every person’s capacity to both appreciate and create art."
"I believe Art in all its forms is (and has always been) Humanity’s highest achievement— but Art does not belong on a pedestal. The intensely human, cultural insights channeled through the arts are what matters."
"I value centeredness and quietness—themes of my work"
"I’ve always preferred working in watercolor because it allows me to be both expressive and technical; watercolor sticks and pencils further extend my wet-palette range. Also, since I often include bodies of water in my images, water media seem appropriate."
"Perhaps the greatest change I have noticed in myself is a focus on my gratitude at simply remaining free and healthy when so many others have lost the gifts of life and liberty during these past three months."