I like to think of my work as expressionistic yet representational. I've always been influenced by the Fauves. Powerful colors, unusual compositions, mixing reality and abstractions. When I start a painting, it comes from a combination of a mood I have, some kind of subject I've been pondering, an idea for something new, interesting, different but yet beautiful to look at. I strive to make "modern" art but love to bring forth a traditional painterly style.