Each canvas is approached with an open mind. The painting may begin with an idea or just an emotion. I start to work, allowing the painting to dictate its direction. Colors change as they are layered, figures emerge and take form, and texture is applied in an almost meditative nature, until finally the painting arrives close to its destination. I step back and consciously apply technical principles enhancing its design or emphasizing its message. It is a soulful union of painter and canvas through which the painting arrives at its final state.
During the past few years the majority of my work has focused on topics of social interest. I have gained immense personal satisfaction from creating pieces that inform the viewer on a specific subject, sometimes making a difference in another’s life. It has added an exciting new layer to my work, as well as redefining for me the role that an artist can play.