Art, for me, is about creating a feeling that can be shared. Art is about relationships. The relationship between light and dark, color and non-color, warm and cool, form and formless.
Most importantly, art is about the relationship between the viewer and the painting.
There is a universal feeling that I try to get to in each piece and I use that feeling or emotion as the barometer to know when to put the brushes down. As with the interconnectedness of individual components of a work of art, there is interconnectedness between people that binds them to something greater than themselves. It is that feeling that I'm trying to capture and reconnect both myself and the viewer to.