My portraits are more than an accurate likeness. They go beyond an image to reveal the inner character and spirit of the person. There is a deep spiritual aspect both in the painting of the portrait and in the finished portrait itself. Whether painting portraits or landscapes, I seek to produce fine pieces of art. My work on landscapes is often reflected in the backgrounds of my portraits and enhances the overall quality. The most wonderful moments in my life are the times I am at my easel painting a portrait. This is especially true when I paint from life. There is a magical exhilaration as the spirit of the person emerges from the canvas before me.