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. "

April 7, 2014

Western Illinois University

I was honored to be part of a hand selected currated art show focusing on still life and interior painters.  The Roster of Artists involved were incredible.  So many great professors teaching there too.