I enjoy painting a vast array of subject matter from far away to something in my own back yard. It can be anything from glass objects to figures, boats, or architecture. What is important is that the subject of each painting must strike an inner resonance that I want to share with others. In addition to the subject matter, what fascinates me most is the contrast that light offers in reflections of light and shadow. Shadows have multiple colors reflected within them and are not just an uninteresting gray. This reminds us that shadows play just as important a role in paintings as light. By combining light and shadow with intriguing color, I am a value painter who truly enjoys major and subtle contrasts of the two.