To me, realism is magic. Not only is the artist working with abstraction of design and color, but also with dimensionality. To create the illusion of depth and form on a flat surface is to observe, understand and recreate the physical aspects of light. But merely recreating an image is not art, it is technique. The artist must also include interpretation and passion into the work. The artist’s creativity must bring together the needed balance of technique and passion. Technique alone can be boring; passion alone can be chaos. The two together is magical. And with this magic, I am able to connect with the viewer. To tell them a story, ask them to delight in the wonder around them, to reveal who I am.
With each piece of art, there is left a piece of the artist.