Artist Statement

When I am at my easel, brush in hand, everyday worries drift away. I am enveloped in the colors and richness of the paint, the sound of the brush strokes on the canvas, and the sheer joy of doing something I truly love. Painting allows my mind to be fully occupied with all the decisions to be made: subject, composition, colors, focal point, and a myriad of other components. Thinking ahead and planning are the first steps before I ever pick up my brush. Consequently, my brain is often pushed to its creative limits and hopefully, it’s up to the task.

I paint both landscapes and still life. Both offer different challenges, but the ultimate goal is to delight the eye and bring pleasure to the viewer. I hope I have done that for all of you.