I love to play in the places between realism and abstract. To find ways to exercise my inborn ability to draw realism, which feels very technical like a paint by number, and to synthesize a new reality into it. Reaching for a more interesting version of my chosen subjects that still 'works', provides a greater challenge to my intelligence and creativity. Hence, a more exciting journey. My goal always is that in the end I have created a more attractive and compelling image of the simple objects from which I began. Even in this modern age, I still equate beauty with art.