"Creativity takes courage."
My process for my “Palette of the Palate” painting series always begins with a blank canvas and a sip of wine. It is my responsibility as an artist to be present and to listen to my subject, which is wine; to really hear it, to understand the essence of it, to honor it. It is alive and it does have a voice. My job is to tell its story, to transcribe it visually onto canvas. Although similar at first glance, every wine is different and has a story, like a fingerprint. I am merely the conduit. I tell it's story; in oil paint onto the canvas.