With my art I am trying to make people happier. I don’t think that this is a vain, or shallow goal because without happiness art and life is useless. Politics don’t matter without a shred of hope. Being an intellectual is insignificant if the person receiving the idea is not able to receive the idea because of inner strife. Our environments significantly impact our ideas, perceptions, health, and feelings. How can one be happy? For me the answer is surrounding myself with the people and things that I think are beautiful. Art is not a hard arduous thing for me. Suffering is too common and not necessary with art. If I look for beauty in a color or shape, art is easy. I hope that the viewer of my work feels the love and happiness.
I usually name my paintings after the last person I met or was thinking about when I finished the paintings. Then I remember the painting and the person.