I strive for excellence along three dimensions: interest, beauty, and artistic value. These three dimensions are my artistic guidelines as well as goals. I look for ways to pull the viewer into my paintings. I try to achieve beauty by using classic aesthetic design principles to achieve harmony and pleasing compositions. I consciously seek to provide natural paths through the painting for the viewers' eyes to follow. My ultimate goal is a personal and easily recognizable style.
When I start a new painting, I have no concrete plans. I just start to paint in an abstract and serendipitous way. After a while, ideas form; the painting gets its own life, and my role is to develop it to completion. I believe the element of controlled serendipity is a key to exciting canvases.