In the case of painting, the goal is to please the eye, so I try first of all to use color, form, and composition to provide the observer with something beautiful to look at. I am a representational artist, so generally the subject is something familiar to the viewer. But recently I have also experimented with abstract art and I hope eventually to display abstract pieces as well.
As a child, I loved to draw people, and I still find the human figure the most interesting subject matter. I enjoy painting athletes, trying to capture the beauty of human motion in a single moment. I also enjoy painting people in particular situations, and have done a series depicting people in museums.
In addition to figures, I paint landscapes, focusing on places that are beautiful and meaningful to me. In particular, I have done a series of paintings of scenes on Lake George, where I spend time in the summer. I am also planning a series of paintings of foreign sites where I have travelled in the past few years.