Throughout the series of paintings I have created over the years, there is one attribute that remains a common theme. Painting is my escape from reality and it allows me to visit the things and places that I desire to be a part of my life, without the need to leave my home. I gain my knowledge and memory of these places through visiting and seeing them. Once the experiences are obtained and remembered, I begin applying paint directly to the canvas with a palette knife and its application is applied very heavy in texture and layered onto the painting. My work exudes a light-hearted quality in which soothes the environment they are placed in, while still allowing the mind to peak through the interpretation of either the obvious composition or the more abstracted approach to the works. From the spectacular to the mundane, every experience in life deserves to be remembered, and while you view my artwork, I hope to share with you the experiences I have gained.