For many years my creativity took flight in visual communications, so it was only natural that when I returned to my first love, painting, I would bring with me a love for bold graphics and stalwart compositions. I’m inspired to dwell on subjects that are slightly out of reach and offer a bit of drama, in light and movement. By the time I’ve set my brush to canvas, I’ve carefully considered what I want to paint, yet I’m grateful that oil paint is a flexible medium, that it bends when I change my mind and forgives me when I have to step away. I prefer to work slowly and sometimes recall the old adage, “whatever is worth doing is worth doing well.” In a fast-paced world, I prefer slow, considered art. It’s the texture of objects, a cloud or a buoy, that captures my initial interest and holds my attention until the final brush stroke. It’s my goal that the initial impact of my work is one of discovery, curiosity, and revelation. When you look closer, I hope you are taken with the study of texture and an optimistic view that gives new understanding and appreciation.