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I paint and draw because I have to. My inspiration comes from nature, direct experience and a great visual narrative. My work is usually a narrative of relationships. The relationship between artist and subject. The harmony of land and sky or sitter and surroundings. What is beyond words.

Inspiration is a starting point. A view out of the car window, a personality or pose that strikes me.
Or an idea that I would like to explore. It can all happen in the briefest of moments. The work that follows is often long and can be a struggle, sometimes a failure. But success when it comes is another kind of inspiration that drives me to repeat the cycle. Making art is what I love to do.