"I want to capture on canvas what I see dancing on the tree, on the face, on the glass …. the light effects that breathe life into a subject. Lighting can seem so simple, but in reality it is a complex combination of bright colors that is hard to master with a brush. Pulling out new colors is a puzzle I like to solve. Sometimes I experiment with color and after I paint something in one color, I translate that into another color; those colors that are hidden and waiting to be recognized."