When I first begin a painting I am full of hope, inspiration and tremendous excitement at the prospect of creating my vision in a form which others can appreciate. As I progress through the various stages of the painting, I go through various states of despair and pleasure. It is often a struggle and always a challenge. But those moments offer the greatest potential for growth and problem solving, until finally I feel a sense of ‘doneness’ or satisfaction with what I see.
The recurring themes I want to convey are about moments: perhaps a moment when the sun catches the edges of a Victorian house or a steep hill vista, a view which represents the essence of a San Francisco moment. In a city, I am an onlooker into other people’s worlds. I am just an observer. There is a wondering: what is going on in there? Who is in there and what are they doing or what is their life like?