My purpose as an artist is to share on canvas the beauty found in God's creation and to thereby bring joy to the viewer. Art was always THE BIG Picture for me (I was earning my living painting). It is still a passion within me to create that must be expressed as often as possible; however, in recent years I have come to realize my spiritual journey is the most important aspect to focus upon and is now THE BIG Picture for me.
Having said that, I enjoy expressing - as best I can - all the beauty, light, and color before me with brush and paint and with love and gratitude in my heart. My work is more like painterly realism, although some paintings have more detail than others. I let the subject dictate which direction I should go as the painting progresses. I thrive on painting a variety of subject matter regardless of the fact that some experts say to find a niche and stick to that only. My love of varying my subject matter is also a good thing when someone commissions me to work on a special project for them.