To quote one of my favorite painters, Milton Avery, "Why talk when you can paint?" This expresses my feelings about my work. Art to me is like the unknown. When I face a blank canvas I am never sure of the direction I will be going in. My experience is one of anticipation, excitement and a little bit of anxiety mixed in. Once I begin, the anxiety disappears and the exhilaration begins. I feel as though I am on a journey of beautiful colors, shapes and emotions. I lose myself in the experience, and the painting and I become one. When one of my works is completed, I bask in it for a while and then its time to move on. You are only as good as your last painting. The need to create is very powerful. Without it, there is a void and a feeling of loss.