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I am always humbled by the many nice comments I receive of my paintings, it gives me the challenge and motivation to continually paint the things that matter to me in spite the many art critics who ignore the field of realism.

I am an Artist & not a writer nor a politician, I have however been told that my work speaks to people, that it resonates in their imagination and makes them feel good so I guess that qualifies my efforts as art.

What I paint are things I find interesting, Portraits with character, cafés with friendly companionship, a family’s abandoned hopes at farming, or a simple sliver of light confirming humanities’ existence. To me art is a process of enlightenment for myself & those who want to live life's journey to the fullest.



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