I like to experiment with various styles, colors, and mediums. The most distinctive mark of my work, however, is probably texture. I cannot pass an old stone wall without touching it, and it shows in my painting. I apply my acrylics heavily, and the result, I believe, is a richer, more intense, and very highly textured work of art.
My inspiration comes from my life: a roadside basket of apples on a frosty morning, a friend in distress, a memory of childhood. I have also produced works in response to events larger than my personal experience; one of my favorite paintings was inspired by Hurricane Katrina, another by the disappearing wetlands of my home state, Louisiana.
Painting, like the appreciation of painting, is an individual and personal experience. My work brings me dual satisfaction: the pleasure of painting itself, and the satisfaction that comes with knowing my work is appreciated and enjoyed by others.