"The process of painting has always been for me a way of observing the world in a focused and concentrated way. By painting and drawing I endeavor to see more intensely and uniquely and strive to distill, translate, and share these perceptions.
Painting celebrates the simplicity and profound beauty of what is real and truthful. It triggers a deep visual investigation of the simplest subject to reveal the immense beauty of the ordinary. In turn, painting the commonplace endows it with a dignity and monumentality it deserves.
In this process I also have an opportunity to discover and explore the tactile beauty and rich nature of the medium. Ideally, the thing painted and the paint itself become one, and convey something real and true about both.
Each painting becomes a record of a moment, a dialogue between the temporal and the eternal. Ideally, the work achieves an independence of identity that begins to transcend the specifics of its creation."