I paint because painting makes me feel more alive. My paintings tell a story, but it is not a narrative story. It is a story of how I am inspired, by nature, or by light and color, or by connections with people, or by looking at excellent art. I bring as much of myself and my experiences to the canvas as I can.

During the painting process I feel so many things; I feel excited, frustrated, happy, sad, and on and on. When I’m on track, the painting will end up having a feeling of calm excitement. That’s when I know it’s done.