I believe art should be attainable to everyone, visually or mentally. This is something I strive for in my work. Art should be a viewing experience. I love when I can look at a painting and be entranced by it, in awe of its application or just the wonder of it. European art has this effect on me, like the works of artist such as Jan Vermeer and Rembrandt van Rijn. The use of light and contrast, the rich colors, all making the painting better than what’s real.
Painting is something I feel that I have to do. I find I get quite depressed if I go too long without it. My paintings are basically a mirror of what’s going on inside my head. Personal experiences, dreams, or a flash of imagery conjured up by all the many things crammed in there. Sometime I like have to have a little fun, and take a break from all seriousness. That’s when paintings like ‘Plush”,
‘ Rapunzel” and ‘The Girl with the Most Cake” come along. A good balance is necessary, the best of both worlds, or sometimes the worst of both worlds. These elements can be found in all my work, either in the contrast of color, the imagery, or situations. A constant balance, it’s something I try to perfect in both of my worlds.