When I paint I get lost and absorbed, time is weightless and my mind is engaged in the now. I work freely and intuitively in the moment, leaving behind angst and just enjoying the creative process. There's something about the brush strokes on canvas that's therapeutic to me. I love color the way some people love chocolate. While painting en plein air, I work quickly to capture a freshness, many times alla prima (in one sitting). I like acrylics because of their versatility, practicality and vividness--but have worked in other mediums as well; oil, pastel, and pen and ink.
Painting makes me feel alive. While much of art is subjective as far as personal preference, I do hope my work reflects my love of God's creation and color-- and the joy of creativity.