The need to create an image as a means of self expression has long been a part of the creative process.  Image becomes the message and the artist inherits the role of visual storyteller.  This role allows each individual to state a personal point of view by using art as the messenger.  Even though society may not wish to view the message, it is essential that the artist feels a strong compulsive need to deliver it.

Utilizing a series approach to my artwork enables me to experiment with both subject matter and technique and get across the message to the viewer. A series format is a collection of thought processes under one theme and an artist can explore a variety of topics by working within it.  This frees the artist to examine the many facets of art while developing painting skills and broadening the artist’s own frame of reference.