Painting causes me to come alive and have a passion for what I am painting. That is what I want the observer to experience when looking at my paintings. Finding subjects to accomplish this igniting of intense interest in the observer can be difficult at times. It is difficult because the picture I want to paint does not occur all the time in normal life. These moments can come from nature, human beings or animals. They may show intense interest, sadness or excitement. These expressions are spontaneous and can occur when not expected.