Central Point, OR
The greatest compliment I ever received was from one of my Art Collectors. I will never forget what he said about my work, "Your paintings make me happy. I can look at them over and over again, and feel pure joy."" His compliment embodies my goal for creating Art. There is nothing more I want in this world than to bring joy to people through my work. My inspiration comes from places I have seen from all over the world. Each painting I create is a reflection of where I long to be. In a world of growing uncertainty, it is important for me to provide the viewer a momentary escape from reality. In my work, I strive to incorporate the rare diamonds I see in nature and bottle them up on canvas for the whole world to stop and take notice. The miracles and beauty of this world never cease to amaze me. When I pick a poppy and experience its beauty, I sense an essence so vast it opens up a universe to me. I paint with colors and textures that I see the beautiful world around me. In essence, Art should rejuvenate the soul. It should uplift the heart and bring peace to the soul. This world is a spectacular place and it is my goal to bring to light the utopias I find most precious for the enjoyment of others."