What in life is real and what is illusion?
What in art is an illusion and what is idea?
I have a love of the real world, a fond eye; a taste for the unique personality and form of that child, that tree, that boat, that duck, that movement, that light. My paintings take delight in moments of order and heart in a moving world. Each year I have an enthusiasm for a new subject and my old enthusiasms never quite leave me. I make paintings to give pleasure to others and to take pleasure for myself from the hours of careful crafting with my quirky combination of materials and techniques borrowed from printmaking and sidewalk repair and the joy of seeing more clearly through constructing a tangential reality.