One thing I love about painting is that it makes me look at my world with alert eyes. I am constantly looking at shadows, and shapes, and reflections and colors. How would I paint that? What colors would I mix? Can I turn that observation into art?
If I had to get up early and drive a long distance, I'd begrudgingly drag myself out of bed and shuffle out the door. Now, I am excited at the thought of watching the sun come up, lighting up the clouds and the sky.
Painting enriches my life and brings me incredible pleasure. I am constantly inspired by light, reflection, shapes and color. Lately my paintings have become more abstract, as I become aware of capturing mood and feeling. Something beyond the physical. Adding interpretation and thought to the skill of putting paint on canvas.