Artist Statement

I make art because I have to. It is through the creative process that I transcend the everyday and connect with my soul. Energy, power and control are weighted by peace, calm and focus to achieve an internal sense of balance: my soul-state.

During this connected state I create bold and striking compositions using rich, vibrant colors. I use a variety of mediums and techniques to achieve my goals. My style of ‘modified’ Realism is inspired by the post-impressionists who experimented with color, line, and form while interjecting their internal emotions and soul into their creations.

No matter the subject, medium, or technique, my ultimate goal is to preserve precious memories and passions, create archival works of art that can be shared for and by generations, and to foster a connection between artist, art, and viewer.