Artist Statement

Painting is my passion.

When a painting is going well I get lost in the sheer joy of creation.

When a painting becomes a struggle I press on. I am an optimist. Somewhere in the mess there might be something I can salvage! If not, oh well, I learn from my mistakes.

Learning is the key.

Never stop learning.

When I stop learning, that is the day my work will become mechanical, predictable, boring.

Painting, drawing, studying, traveling, exploring, experimenting, questioning, listening, observing, always observing; sometimes I am the teacher but always I am the student.