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“I would like everyone who looks at my paintings to know for a moment the simple beauty of the simple things in life.  I think that all too often people get caught up in details and fail to appreciate the enjoyment of simplicity.  I do not attempt to paint photographically and I always want my viewer to know without a doubt that they are viewing a painting.   I paint with an impressionistic style that I believe lends itself to adding mystery and expression.  I think that art is true self-expression, each color,  brush stroke or lack of brush stroke conveys emotion and self-expression.  I put a lot of faith in the viewer that they will be able to piece together the mystery, without spelling out every detail.  This interaction will help the viewer enjoy not only the moment of time that I am creating but also the painting as an art itself.  I would love it if people could see the simplicity of still lifes in their everyday environment or the deeper beauty of animals, nature, and people.  All of these subjects in their moments of simple beauty I render in a spontaneous, direct, and confident manner, in a hope that people will interact with my work more deeply and engagingly with the ultimate goal of contributing to the beauty and enjoyment of  life.  I hope that the energy and love that I put into my work will remain with the painting and will provide that loving energy to the viewers”