For each painting, I immerse myself in both the subject and the process. That process begins with approaching the work as a puzzle: I am trying to solve a problem. How do I paint this person, place, or thing in a way that will make the viewer feel and witness my passion for the story of the painting? There are countless choices for how to tell each story.; it’s not so much about making a right or wrong choice, but rather, finding the nuance of the story at this moment in time.
Painting in particular gives you many more choices and “levers” to pull and stretch the minds of the creator and the viewer. A blank canvas, panel, or paper offers so many possibilities.