I am constantly seeking any mental tranquility – some sort of stillness.
Unfortunately, I have a very noisy brain, so this isn’t easy.
Painting is one of the very few things I have found that allows me to find some silence. It is a process of letting out some of that noise and transforming it – not just meditating through the action – but rising above all the clutter and clatter to find peace and clarity through the finished painting. To have a viewer tell me my paintings are calming or that they ease their souls only tells me that somehow that clarity has been communicated to them and I’ve done my job well (the process itself is often anything BUT calm!)
I am a former psychologist who has found a better path in web and graphic design and art. Detroit has been my home for the past six years. I am originally from Ohio, but have also called Virginia, Missouri, Florida, and Melbourne, Australia home.