I have an ignited eagerness to explore the unknown world around me, all the while attempting to absorb as much information and as many experiences as I can.  The world is truly a rich place....the sights, the sounds, the textures, the colors, the smells.  By exploring the world hoping to learn far more about it, I have unintentionally learned so much more about myself as an artist.  But being able to experience people and animals in their own setting has opened my eyes to so much I never thought possible.  Art gives me an incredible outlet for these overwhelming experiences, allowing me to articulate deep thoughts and feelings that can metamorphose into something of its own.   And one way or the other, animals and culture seem to always be front and center.