No matter what "style" a painting is, the best paintings are always an expression of how an artist feels. For me, painting not so much a mirror that reflects the world but more of a lamp that illuminates and sheds some light.
I studied drawing at Colorado State University and oil painting at the Art Students League of New York. I had the good fortune to study with the late Tom Sguoros at the Rhode Island School of Design, and I've had several workshops with top-notch painters who've taught me a great deal. I'm always concerned with what makes a good painting, and I'm always striving to make a "good" painting that reflects who I am.