Within the space of the frame, my desire is to bring the casual observer to a point of personal focus with the subject, whether it be a wild animal, a beautiful bird, a loved pet, a serene scene, a fresh flower, or a special object. It is my goal with my paintings to make important what the normal eye may overlook, and to help the viewer establish a more personal relationship with the subject, while at the same time, loosen up and enjoy the freedom, the whimsy, the moods, and the energy my subjects offer.
My paintings are a world away from my original reference images which emerge from my camera. I add luminous and rich painted backgrounds to bring the focus to them and to playfully expand on their best features, personality and mood. I play with color, light and tones so the most important features of my subject are illuminated. I paint on many layers to give my subjects amazing depth and interest.
It is my desire that my images move beyond the realm of any specific medium, and instead become a unique style of art, with a focus on the most special qualities, personality, and feeling the subject portrays from within.