I feel that art is best when it exhibits a positive and colorful world. I try to look at and paint my surroundings with a broad and colorful perspective in order to show the innate beauty in all things.
As a good friend and fellow artist, Thomas Easley told me, "great art requires great risk".
Painting for me is an opportunity to take risks and avoid "safe colors", a chance to apply large, expressive swaths of beauty. The result allows the left brain to relax and evokes the emotions and memories prevalent in the right brain. This free flowing color is truly a vacation for the mind.