"My current paintings are expressions of energy, emotion, automatic drawing and are reactive. I do not begin with any preconceived ideas. I like the spirit of the day to allow the painting to converse with me.
This is liberating; this is freedom."
"Looking back, it was the pain and suffering that played a crucial role in being the artist I am today.
For that I am grateful."
"I think I have always been a bit entrepreneurial. It is a challenge to market our work, but in the end it allows us to share our work with those who appreciate it."
"I anticipate that future work will be very formally based. I am fascinated by complex color, expressive line and uncharacteristic shape. It is these formal elements that drive me now."
"A coronavirus was part of the 2014 Ubiquitous exhibition. When the pandemic erupted in 2020, it was of course unsettling and horrifying."
"On July 31 2016, while painting in the living room, the Roaring Lion Fire began midday about a mile down the road. We had been evacuated in the past, but this time, seeing an orange glow down the road was the only warning we had to get out quickly."
"I now devote all of my teaching to helping others understand these concepts so they can get to the business of creating their best art, not just art that is “ok”."
"I am greatly humbled by any success I have experienced in life, but at the same time, I continually focus on the fact I am a beginner whenever I try something new."
"Life is short. I want to leave this earth knowing I did as much as I could to share with artists the most important lessons I’ve learned over 30 years as an artist."