"As an artist I am a service provider. I believe art should be useful, delivering a tangible benefit to the viewer and the world we share. My paintings work from life, usually depicting the emotions that make us feel so alone. In identifying them I confront them and offer a strategy in dealing with them. I distill them to their visual essence with humor, and when I can muster it, grace. I use public art is a way to deliver similar goods to a large group of people at the same time --to effect a communal experience in the community."