"I paint because it does make me feel some sense of accomplishment. I enjoy painting animals because they are great to look at and study. I have started recently painting some people portraits, but it may be a while before I display them.
To me, a successful piece of art is one that makes one walk away feeling an emotion. Whether it be joy, awe or even sandness and anger, it was the artwork that brought that out. I believe my art work evokes a happiness (as most people see their own pet in my work). I believe that it's composition makes the painting. It is essential to have both positive and negative space interact with the eye-to-the-brain.
I try to visit an art museum or gallery at least once a month. I can spend hours on myartspace.com just looking at what other people are doing. I believe it's essential to see where art is now as it was back then."