Why Paint

I paint because I have to. Maybe that sounds like an easy out. Let me explain. Like every other kid, I loved doing art—mostly painting and drawing. As I got closer to high school, it became apparent that I wasn’t going to do fine art for a living. I did end up getting my BFA in painting, but immediately started a career in graphic design and illustration. Yet after 25 years in the design field, something was missing. I knew it was my art but I hadn’t touched a paintbrush since graduating. It took me several years before I was able to put brush to canvas again. I never looked back and I transitioned my career from graphic design to full-time artist.

I paint to discover something, to connect to something. I paint to find solace in the flux of uncertainty. To explore a space of complexity and contradiction. To better understand the relationship between self and other.