"I am a full-time visual artist. I paint daily and am currently working on a series of nostalgic still lifes. They feature rusty, dented, well-used, well-loved objects from the not-too-distant past...household objects, tools, children's toys, whatever catches my eye and cries out to be painted. I also enjoy painting portraits from life. Other people are endlessly fascinating and trying to capture them in paint is a ongoing challenge."