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Painting has always been at the top of my list of passions. I spent most of my life in theater, both as an actor and later as a drama teacher. Now, in my Act III, to have the time to concentrate fully on painting is the answer to a life’s dream. My main objective is to continue to develop my craft in my own style, Romantic Realism, and to keep challenging my imagination, quirky as it may seem to some. I think that my theatrical background often guides my choices of what to paint. I strive to create the “larger than life” and to employ humor in my work. I hope to create paintings that range from playful to pensive and at times provocative. I paint for myself, but I rejoice when others respond to what I have to say. Mostly, I hope to project a view of the universe as benevolent–to interpret the world the way I would like to see it. Maybe even to leave it a little better than I found it.