Painting is my release. It involves a certain amount of emotional, intellectual, and physical concentration all at once. After I paint I feel refreshed, excited and drained.
Painting is making everyday scenes into the poetic. Through painting a place I find moments of beauty in the space around me. The painting should look as though it breathes and has a life and presence of its own. All of my paintings are done almost entirely on site and are meant to capture the atmospheric feeling along with my own moods of each part of that day.
With respect to both the technical and spiritual aspects of art, I am guided by the paintings and words of Rembrandt van Rijn, Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse, Richard Diebenkorn, Don Kunz, Claude Monet, and Willem deKooning, among others.