Since I started painting I am constantly aware of what is happening around me and always searching for that next painting. I am drawn to shapes, colors and the way light is reflected, but most of all I am attracted by the feelings I get. If the potential subject prompts an emotional response within me, than I want to try to portray this sentiment in my painting. I consider my painting a success if it emotes a similar response in the viewer. To attend to a subject is to delve into it’s very core and honor its spirit. There is something very intimate about this quiet transference of emotions from one person to another that drives me as a painter.