"My work is realistic. Most important to me, it tells a story. Some paintings show a clear tale, but most are subtle and work with the viewer."
"I paint from my photos. How I feel when creating a painting?… peaceful and absorbed. Arlene says I am unaware of anything else."
"As I researched the masters, I found that they would paint all sorts of things to exhibit their skills. I now follow that concept, painting jugs and mugs has truly begun to make even my birds and animals look better."
"I live in paradise. Every where I look, I see a painting. The area supports myriads of wildlife."
"I wonder if the world can afford to buy art. So much is going on all over the planet. Will people be able to focus on art? Artists will hopefully steer the population to a better understanding."
"Truly, my strongest energy is directed to my work. I am fully involved in raising my skills. I am feeling the need to increase my repertoire as well. Using Social Commentary as a motive for my work keeps popping up in my thinking."
"I hope the viewer will see my work favorably. I try to put “nice” in my work. I want them to be touched by and glad to see my efforts. I love the animals I paint. That is what I hope they see."
"As early as I can recall I considered myself to be an artist. My father, an amateur artist shared his materials with me at the age of three."