Artist’s Statement

I have been painting all my life.  My objective is two-fold.   I strives to create a piece of art that defines the individuality of the subject through accurate drawing and rendering, and at the same time creates an exciting interplay of the medium to draw the viewer into the beauty, not only of the subject, but also of the color and paint itself.  This relationship of “left-brain” accurate rendering and “right-brain” artistic energy work together to generate a piece of artwork that stimulates an emotional response myself as well as the viewer.   This is my goal.  

My first love is portraiture – but I view everything as a portrait.   I enjoy the challenge and thrill of capturing the likeness of my subjects.  I strike gold when that “something extra” is achieved and a bit of the essence of that person, place or thing is recognized by others.  This is pureJOY!