Artist Statement

My creative spirit manifests itself in many ways. Over the years I have enjoyed creating through painting, music, acting, film-making, woodworking and even beekeeping. A phrase I hear people use is "Renaissance Man" but I like to just say "I do a lot of different things". It's important to me to let my creative spirit go where it needs to go.

Ideas at first glance come from what is happening around me but when I sit with them for awhile I realize they come from somewhere else, a place that is unseen, my outer world triggers something in my inner world and the idea works its way to the surface. For most of my life I've been compelled to express these ideas.

It is my hope and goal to stay true to my ideas and express my unique view point regardless which art form I am using. In recent times I've found a brush to be my primary communicator. Painting is a wonderful solitary process void of calibration. I invariably find a new piece of me when I paint.