My approach to painting is based on feeling the image or subject from the inside. In other words, I try feel my way into the scene, I'm painting, and in essence, be that subject.
Seeing into, as opposed to simply looking at, is an active, demanding process. The more I see, the deeper I go.
The infinite possibilities of color, texture, tone, contrast, movement, present constant challenges. My job is to make something cool out of this chaos.
Like most artists, I am a deeply private person, but the acceptance and enjoyment of my art by other people is really important to me. It is difficult to talk about and write about my work, but I know it's important to reach a wider audience.
To me, painting is a combination of , thinking, feeling, looking, dreaming, all while applying the paint! It feels like time ceases to exist and the ego fades. Art and artist, subject and object, merge. Sometimes it's exhilarating, sometimes exhausting. When a painting comes together and it feels finished,
I am always amazed that I somehow created something new. There are simply no words to describe that.