I want to paint beautiful things. I want my paintings to remind you that beauty often resides in the tiniest corners and in the simplest of circumstances. I want you to experience a moment of wonder that so simple an object as a pudding cup, a bird's nest, a rusty bucket of daffodils, or an old tabletop covered with apples and grapes can be beautiful. For me, painting is actually seeing what I am looking at, knowing it intimately. To capture the wetness of an eye, the distortion of glass, reflections in brass, the fragility of an Iris, the down of a feather..............is just a wonderful way to really see the world.