What is most notable about my oil or acrylic paintings and commissioned portraits are the vibrant color and energy. I use imagery of people, places and objects from life, imagination and reference photos and reinvent them through a joyful expressionism. I hope they inspire! I paint for the joy of creation, to celebrate the spirit, to satisfy the eye, to engage in childlike imagination, to feel free, to use juicy color, to connect people, for the love of art. My paintings are meant to be enjoyed for their simplicity, directness, and joy.