"I love to paint! I love everything about it, from the very first brush load of color to the last -and especially how the paint feels as the brush moves it around the canvas. Often when I start a painting I have an idea and direction for what I expect the piece to be, but at times the painting will take on a life of its own. I paint today because I have to; it has become what I do. Ultimately I hope the end result will give someone else the same pleasure in looking at the piece as the joy that I get out of creating it."