“Drawing is so very important, every artist that I speak with always discusses the importance of drawing. I really enjoy drawing. Personally, it is just a great exercise for painting, kind of like going to the gym for a body builder. But beyond just the necessity of it for creating art. I attempt to create drawings that I feel could stand alone as an important piece of art. I like to choose subjects that matter, that speak to me and that will lend itself to monochrome. I want my drawings to convey the same energy and feeling of my paintings.”