"My work is based in reality and inspired by nature, but takes it in many different directions... My paintings often interpret what I see around me. Sometimes it's a wide expanse of sky, sea, farmland or forest. Other times it's a smaller detail."
"If someone says, "That doesn't look like your usual style", that's a good thing. It means I'm continuing to change and grow."
"Often I begin a painting, and as it progresses it takes on a life of its own. As I add or eliminate details, rearrange elements or modify colors and values, it evolves into a richer statement than I could have envisioned at the start."
"Collectors often say they choose my work because of how it makes them feel - cheerful, or peaceful, or optimistic. Perhaps it reminds them of a familiar place in their life."
"It's not surprising that nature provides my favorite subject matter. Inspiration is everywhere."
"As an artist, I can express my own ideas freely. I can be whimsical or serious, exuberant or melancholy, painting any subject I choose, or no subject at all."
"For me, it's the simple pleasures of painting, increasing my skills, and creating images that never existed before."
"Some people create art to make a political statement or challenge our perceptions. Others to relieve anxiety. All of these have validity. For me, it's the simple pleasures of painting, increasing my skills, and creating images that never existed before."