"My favorite medium is oil and landscapes fascinate me but my personality forces me to continuously stretch my wings and try new things. My subject determines my media. This is why I paint in oils, watercolor and acrylic. I want to experience the entire spectrum of creating art.
I am rarely totally satisfied with anything I do. I do not know if this is a good thing but I do believe it drives me to be a better painter. The turning point for me was when I started looking for composition and values in everything. Once I learned how to see as an artist, I started viewing the world and the people in it in a totally different way.
To me, painting is a solitary endeavor so when I paint I am in my own world and nothing else matters until I am finished. It is the one thing I can do that does not need require anyone else's approval. My paintings are based on internal thoughts and emotions felt at the time I saw that face, landscape or a beautiful flower. Composition, color hue, media and painting style all set the scene for me to try to translate that moment to the viewer. I do not know if I am always successful, but I will never stop trying."