I am a storyteller who paints with a whimsical view, as I have always loved cartoons and animation. My paintings are stories of people, relationships, nature, myths, dreams, and locales that are painted in the folk-art tradition, from the heart. My ideas come from nature, different cultures, and all forms of media. When I first saw the work of folk artists, I instantly connected with the spirit of their art. Like my own work, it is honest and unrestricted. Most of my works make people smile, and humor has a place in the art world. I enjoy twisting and poking fun at us and the current state of affairs. Other paintings are meant to teach or give pause to reflect on our status as human beings and how we relate to others—our fellow man as well as the natural world.