I love to paint still-life primarily of everyday materialsobjects that I have in my surroundings. They are the stimulus for my work. I paint directly from life which allows me a greater tactile experience and the joy in looking at the objects. Painting for me is the discovery of how I see things. I am attempting to simplify the essence of whatever I am looking at in the discovery of color, texture and objects. While painting I often feel as though I am sculpting the shapes with the paint and brush as I lay down color during the creative process.
"A picture is like a game of cards: you must figure from the beginning on what you will have at the end; everything must be worked out backwards and always be finished before it is begun." Henri Matisse