"Painting has the remarkable ability to realize the intangible. There are myriad tools at my disposal: my fingers, a sable brush, a bristle brush, a rough rag, a smooth cloth, a sanding disc, a palette knife, and more. I consider the speed at which I move the paint, the thickness of the paint, its opacity or transparency. I consider what is obscured and what is revealed in the image.
The act of painting is a physical one, a record of responses culminating in a singular image. Yet, great paintings transcend their physical reality. I am awed and humbled when I stand before a Rembrandt or Rothko. Sometimes, when I am curious instead of willful, the painting looks back in a way I couldn't have known, even though it was through my touch that it came to be."