"An artist's challenge is to inspire and enlighten. I hope to meet this challenge in a way that makes clear the sincerity of my effort. To this end I approach my subject matter and my materials with respect.
I want my work to speak in a clear post-contemporary voice. A statement of calm and contemplation has a meaningful place in these chaotic times. My painting is motivated by a need to view the world with a degree of detachment that allows for the possibility of beauty."