“My focus and sanity is all about creating art.” Several years ago, I realized that everything I look at I am sizing up for how it would come out on canvas or paper — noticing the land, people, moments and the details. It is the lines, colors, textures, angles, shades and the emotion that I strive to get from my head onto canvas or paper.
I like portraying strength and power. Although I will find myself working in a particular theme for a time, it seems these themes push me along on the journey of being an artist. Creativity takes over and steers me in new and unexpected directions. I like working out new techniques and solving specific problems and am not afraid to wipe the paint off of a canvas if it is not working right. Striving in every piece to achieve the visual balance of color and energy — sometimes color is energy – sometimes it’s the line work that creates the movement and the power.
I don’t struggle with the concept of being an artist. I try to perfect the creativity — the process of painting — the final work of art.