I have never been able to walk away from creating despite times where it seems it would be best to throw in the towel. Art is what helps me work through that which I don’t understand, the questions that plague me, feelings I don’t comprehend, and to share the truths that I have learned.  I set down painting time and again telling myself that I’m too busy, it isn’t any good, it takes up to much space, and whatever other excuse I could come up with. Time and again, painting has pulled me back; it keeps me afloat, pulls me from darkness, reminds me of the truth of who I am. The subject of my work varies, but is based deeply in my faith. As a Christian I cannot help but share the truths that give me hope and the stories that fascinate and strengthen me.