My art focuses on various aspects of play, while challenging me to further develop my photorealism skills with each painting. As a child, I spent a large portion of my time playing with friends, Legos, balls, games, and the list goes on. With a quick Internet search, you can find millions (7,010,000 a moment ago) of videos of animals at play. Yet, as an adult, I know I miss wonderful opportunities to play. I enjoy playing, and my art allows me to play more.
Creating art that makes people smile and, perhaps, laugh, is my contribution to helping others, and me, remember to play. In a previous career, I witnessed the horrible things that people do to each other. I have seen people in pain, squalor, and the deepest emotional despair. Yet, in many of those situations, some of those same people were able to laugh, and even play.
For me, play makes life better. I’d like to help make life better for others.
In creating playful art, I have time to reflect on what play means to me. At the same time, I strive to improve my painting skills with each piece.