My work is a reflection of how I perceive the world and attempt to show a new and fresh perspective on the ordinary. Art is my way of depicting ideas through visual metaphors and creating emotion. I want to take what I love and appreciate about traditional art and put my own perspective on it. I strive to find a new angle to the old ways to give it a different feel and impact. Painting is exploration. It is watching ideas and inspiration come to life. I sometimes have snapshots of ideas in my mind and need to see how it will work as a painting. How will this piece of an idea come through in a painting? How will it evolve and shift though creation? What kind of emotional weight will it hold? This is what fascinates me about painting. It is working through the unknown and seeing where it takes me. Taking control of a painting and sometimes following the paintings lead.