People often ask me what inspires me and its often not an easy question to answer. I have always had a need to create since I can remember and that is my first and foremost drive. But my choice in subject matter is another question. its pretty obvious I like animals and I like color as these are dominant in my paintings. However there's a little more to it than that. I would say a big source of inspiration is trying to do what I can to make the world a better place, in whatever gifts I have to offer.
All anyone has to do is turn on the news to see the pain and suffering in the world. Creating joyful happy art is my very small part in trying to make the world a better place. Imagine if we were surrounded by things that made us happy and brought us joy, you might think there would be less violence and suffering in the world. I often have customers tell me my art makes them smile and I feel so incredibly lucky that I can create something that has this effect on people. Smiles and laughter literally changes body chemistry for the better. Smiles, Joy and Laughter heals!
I believe that the energy we put out in the world is what we get back. That we attract what we put out. In my adult life I've focused on what i can control and I realized that we can ALWAYS control how we choose to see the world and this will change our whole lives. I made a conscious choice around the age of 12 to see the good in life and in people. This isn't always easy, it's not an achievement but a regular practice, it takes work. But it is always rewarding.