I am intrigued by the effects of light on water and the depth of the Pacific. I love creating shapes and using value and texture to create my scenes. It’s much easier to tell the story in my paintings without the use of much detail. I work outdoors as much as possible. My favorite artists are William Wendt, Joaquin Sorolla, John Singer Sargent, and Emile Gruppe. My favorite present day artists are John Cosby, Xiangyuan Jie and Kim English.