Artist Statement

"Painting is a study of our existence, spirit, and environment, derived from experiences in life. I choose objects that evoke childhood memories, create situations of atmospheric mystery, and bring visual interest through interaction. I’m intrigued by subtle shifts in value and color; yet seek a personal interpretation of the objects rather than a replication. Personality is revealed through the process of painting. Abstract remnants from my process remain visible in the final product. The hand must obey the spirit. "

February 22, 2007

I just went to NYC in the anticipation to see the "Americans in Paris" exhibition with this painting, The daughters of Edward Boit by John Singer Sargent. I thought that the exhibition was taken down and this piece sent back to its home in Boston, but to my surprise it was still there. This is THE most magnificent painting ever done. It is even more remarkable in person.