Teaching myself was imperative, in my mind and I began the long process of observation and study as a prelude to expressing my inner authenticity in art. As I progressed, I found I had a particular affinity for portraiture, enthralled at the prospect of "catching a person's likeness". There is nothing quite like it! But whether it is the splendor of a human face or the light and shadow play of an impressionistic landscape -- to me -- it must be shared.
There is an 'I' and a 'Thou' about it all. The Tao would say, I create it for you, so we may become one. I believe art is our divine self-expression. Art forms are lines, squares, circles, triangles, colors imbued with the artist's spiritual energy in a vision, drawn out as a landscape of symbols that become transcendent, by the mere presence of this passionate energy. Artists throughout the ages have sought to be intimate with such virtues and I am one of those.