MEET THE ARTIST
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I paint what I see. As an artist, I focus on seeing better as part of learning to paint better, and that is my ongoing adventure. The world offers bounty, and we use it in endless creative ways. More and more, I find myself enjoying painting at that intersection between the natural and man-made worlds. I am engaged by the beauty, story, and humor there, mingling like flavors in a pot. With a dash of curiosity, sometimes I see familiar things in new ways. And I love the feel of oil paints. My connection with art materials themselves is visceral.
As I have met many life challenges, it has been increasingly clear how important it is to have fun with and through it all. My main challenge these days—and source of fun—is to express my simple pleasures in my paintings, and to share them with those also having fun engaging with the stuff of life.