I love to paint and feel that art can have great power. I believe, as Picasso said,"The purpose of art is to express the great emotions. I have found the greatest emotions not necessarily to be the loud, the sentimental, or even the profane, but rather the quiet, the authentic, and the sacred. I use the landscape and seascape to try and express these emotions.

 

             "...a painter should paint not only what he sees before  him,

                             but also what he sees within himself."

                                      Caspar David Friedrich