I choose to paint things the way they aren't rather than the way they are. Although I've spent time in deep observation of the world around me, even my representational paintings are embellished just enough to make them more intriguing, at least to me. I'm interested in the spiritual and metaphysical questions that arise when people view my art. Some choose to see my animal paintings as totems and in a way they are correct. I try to capture the spiritual presence of each animal. Some see my surreal abstract paintings as a deep connection to other dimensions. There isn't one correct answer. That's up to the viewer. One thing is for certain. Art speaks.