Artist Statement

Step 1: Have a Full Great Life.
I enjoy friends, family, travel, art and good music. No matter where I go, I always remember to take my sketchbook and/or camera. The opportunity for inspiration can be found in surprising places.

Step 2: Structure and Planning.
Here is the only step where I take control. I make a tight, detailed drawing. This gives me the freedom to not worry about missing the image I want to capture.

Step 3: Painting and Trust.
I have been an advertising art director for over twenty years. My eye naturally goes to typography, bold color and design. I just stop thinking and then it’s all instinct. My biggest concern while I am painting is making sure I don’t stick my paintbrush in my diet coke instead of my water.

Step 4: Inspiration.
I allow others to see my work and contribute.

Step 5: Go back to Step 1.