"I would call my work Mysticism, a bit Surreal in nature, as I draw my images from a dream state (imposed). I have no preconceived idea of what a painting (or a sculpture) will be until I begin working.”
"I feel fortunate to have my art, it keeps me balanced. The hours I spend on my craft give me great satisfaction, a sense of purpose... what more could one ask for?"
"Viewers like my use of color, and the movement of my brushwork, and the connection to their own lives they might interpret in my storytelling, the shared human experience."
"The Mother Figure (Earth) appears on a regular basis in my art. I often work around the concept of death/rebirth and the Mother Figure has become a sort of deity for me. Other themes I repeat are Floral works and Equestrian works (this is Thoroughbred Horse country here in KY of course, I have long been around the horse and the industry for many years here in Louisville). And then, there is the Cult of Frida Kahlo, of which I am a longtime card carrying member! She is my muse!"
"I like to think of my stories (my paintings /sculpture) as a conversation with all who share this world along with me. We are strangers of course! But that is OK with me, for it must be so. If my conversation is one on one, or to a mass audience, it makes no difference. For I have spoken and I have listened to the response."
"Louisville, just big enough a city, is pretty diverse in its people and thinking. I was born here in 1954, and have lived in Louisville all my life. It’s a good homebase!"
"As humans, it seems we must make art. Art, the expression of our inner thoughts, the visual retelling of the world we see, we share, has been there for a long time."