Artist Statement: b. 1964 - Huntington, Indiana I paint in oil glazes because they convey a luminosity that I just can't get with other mediums. I need that special light effect because it's an integral part of what I want my work to convey...an inner world - maybe not seen clearly, but definitely felt. At times, a person is so fraught with emotion that I think it should be a physical manifestation. Maybe a halo, maybe a tornado, or maybe just an interesting environment, but there's always something. I feel that there's more to be seen in even the most ordinary of objects and people, perhaps something extraordinary, if I just take the time to look.