My art comes from my life experiences. Photos of friends and family are favorite sources for subjects and I draw inspiration from museum collections and enjoy trying to detect artists’ special techniques. I approach each painting with the style I believe best suits the subject.  I have learned to add or subtract paint, and push it around with palette knife, brush, finger or paper towel.  Oil paint is my primary media   The many ways one can use it with a variety of media intrigues me.  Recently I have enjoyed using oil bars, oil markers on black canvas and now alcohol ink markers and stone paper.   Each painting is a learning experience and I look forward to more experiences.