I create these images and I call a piece finished...

But the truth is, they are never finished, I just have to stop working on them.

When I begin a painting, I have a general idea of what the final image is going to look and feel like. My pieces are inspired by what I have seen or touched – books, a religious painting in a church, a tombstone inscription, a sculpture in a museum. I start out with an intent, my hand goes in different directions, and the piece takes on a life of its own. What I’ve learned over the years is to let this process happen, over and over again. Trying to fight it is impossible. This is art.


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