Basically I’m a self taught painter except for attending a few painting workshops. I started my art journey painting in watercolor and earned a signature membership in the North Carolina Watercolor Society. At some point I started experimenting with acrylics and enjoyed working in that medium because it gave me more freedom to alter and modify a painting as I progressed through the project.
My focus is on narrative art. I like paintings that convey a scenario or suggest a happening. It is evident that we all love stories whether the medium is screen, stage, books or personal narration. So my enjoyment comes in telling a tale in paint. My paintings may also suggest a mood or time of day that may trigger a desirable memory in the mind of the viewer.
Even my surreal paintings, as ludicrous as they might seem, are not only designed to amuse the viewer, but to challenge him or her to imagine a tale based on the elements within the painting. We live in a world that can sometimes seem bizarre and outlandish and we try to make sense of those experiences and then relate those happenings to friends and acquaintances. Those stories will often become part of our lives and certainly stored in our memory bank.
I don’t want my paintings to become mere wall decorations. I am hoping that the owner will enjoy living with my paintings and that those images will trigger a lovely memory or pleasant feeling every time he or she sees it.
Personally I have always maintained a positive attitude and you will probably sense that “up”attitude in my paintings. I try to incorporate a sense of a sunny day. I do enjoy painting and I hope my paintings bring joy to those who see them.