Creating art is one of those things that is different for everyone. I create art for me with the intention of connecting with you.
People have asked me, “where do you get your ideas from?” Inspiration hits me all the time and the ideas just fall out of my head. Many of them never make it to the canvas but every idea is the first step towards creating that next painting. When inspiration hits me I’ll have to grab my sketchbook or a piece of paper and start drawing it out. Its a process of throwing down the initial thought, tweaking, adjusting, re-tweaking, trying another version, setting it aside, rinse, and repeat...
When I was starting my artistic journey one of my Aunts, who’s an accomplished artist, said to me that art involves making a lot of decisions. At the time, I didn’t get it. Now, I do. Just getting the sketch and basic composition done is only the beginning, then there is the color palette, how the colors fit into the composition, what size canvas, does it involve impasto texture, and the list goes on. One of my goals is to make the complex look simple as everything in each of my paintings was selected for one reason or another. The overall process is very intuitive…I hope you enjoy the results.