To quote one of my favorite painters, Milton Avery, "Why talk when you can paint?"  This expresses my feelings about my work.  Art to me is like the unknown.  When I face a blank canvas I am never sure of the direction I will be going in.  My experience is one of anticipation, excitement and a little bit of anxiety mixed in.  Once I begin, the anxiety disappears and the exhilaration begins.  I feel as though I am on a journey of beautiful colors, shapes and emotions.  I lose myself in the experience, and the painting and I become one.  When one of my works is completed, I bask in it for a while and then its time to move on.  You are only as good as your last painting.  The need to create is very powerful.  Without it, there is a void and a feeling of loss.