I've always loved flowers. They're so beautiful, so captivating. I'm consistently moved by the variety and colors. Every time I see flowers I stop for a moment to move in closer. Looking intently and seeing them as if I've never seen them before. Each one has its own story, it's own life. The shapes and colors deliver an essence of life communicating something special to each viewer. I see something a little different in every flower, and that's what makes them special. In our American culture, flowers are a representation with varying amounts of meanings. I enjoy taking this concept to the canvas and portraying flowers in all their glory as a subject to express a mood.