I was deeply inspired by impressionist artist and lifelong friend, the late Gene Hege, of Lewisville, NC. Gene made painting look easy and fun. With untold hours of intense observation and pertinent questions about color, light, composition and technique, I believe gave me an inherent ability to more quickly apply concept to practice.
Every creative skill has an infinite learning curve. I have the basic fundamental skills to be a good painter. However, I am excited about the endless possibilities of becoming a better artist. I believe an artist’s work should connect emotionally and/or spiritually with the viewer. That’s what I strive for. That’s what being an artist is all about.