“For me, painting is about expressing the joy and excitement I feel after coming upon a scene that has sparked an internal, emotional response. I create art as part of my desire to help bring something of aesthetic beauty into the world. My paintings are about joy, about expressing the excitement I feel when I see the light falling on an autumnal tree or the beauty of a newly opened flower. They are about my curiosity and intrigue with objects old and new; they are about those things that inspire me, that give me a reason to get out of bed and see what the world has in store for that day.
It is my hope that the viewer of my work will be inspired by what they see, that through one of my paintings their day might be somehow lifted, changed, enlightened or even considered ‘lighter.’”