I paint in order to witness the light in some of the most interesting places I can find. I find I am closer to the actual living of my life and the people in it through the Plein Aire Experience. I paint because it is a visual problem solving process requiring an idea that must be carried through to completion. And, ironically and unlike printed circuit design, it has absolutely no function!
What is the function of a painting?! Hardly anyone can give a decent answer. Painting is the antithesis of design. Beauty? Yes! IF I am good enough, I may create an image with beauty and keep-ability and it may find the one person who also sees those qualities who can afford the ultimate luxury. Yes, that’s it!

“A Painter’s Biography”