In a culture full of stress and chaos, painting is my way of encouraging people to stop, pause, and enjoy the moment. When you walk into a room and see one of my vibrant landscapes, I hope you’ll want to linger in front of it. I always create a path into my paintings, and I invite you to follow that pathway to a better place where joy, happiness, and positive energy await you. I would describe my style as impressionistic, and I do feel a kinship with the joyous colors and energy of the original French Impressionists. Like Claude Monet and others of his generation, I apply dozens of daubs of creamy, richly pigmented oil paint to every canvas, allowing the pure, vivid colors to visually blend on the surface and in the viewer’s eye. But I’ve added my own modern twist to the process: I paint only with my fingertips. Finger painting just feels natural to me because I’m not obstructed by tools. This gives me more control over how I apply and move the paint. Sometimes I blend the colors to create dimension and depth, and sometimes I allow the paint to remain untouched, adding rich texture to the image’s surface. Either way, I allow my hands to dance across the canvas, and I trust that all of the joy and energy I feel when I’m working come through to you in the finished painting.