| My paintings tend to lean toward expressive portrait and figurative pieces. I paint in whatever style reflects my mood and often work on multiple paintings at the same time. My concentration is painting blues and jazz musician’s past and current. It gives me the opportunity to listen to their music and reflect on what they may have been feeling when they performed. My drive comes from a desire to communicate thoughts that don’t have words. Painting what I feel is more important than painting what I see. True beauty isn’t something that you can see with your eyes open, instead, it is something that you feel when your eyes are closed.