I paint primarily with oil on wood panel. My work utilizes books as the subject matter. I have always thought that books possess qualities beyond their text. A beautifully bound book, even if it's old and worn, can be an art object by itself. The paintings like the books they depict are a window into the world that might not otherwise be accessible. Reading, like viewing art, allows us a greater understanding of ourselves and the world around us. I hope that my artwork enhances the joy that can be found in reading and in a small way raises the awareness of the importance of literacy.
"The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think."