Art is the window into an individual’s soul. It allows one to not only see beyond his immediate world, but also the world to see the individual within. Making art is my way of relating to both the world around me and the world within me. Throughout the entire process of making a painting, from the original experience, dream, vision or encounter which sparked the “idea” to the final brushstroke, I feel that I am sharing something very personal with humanity. Emotions, feelings, responses and questions are awakened within both me and the viewer, and this intimate shared experience has transformative power. It makes me more alive, conscious of, and connected to all of creation.