Statement

"I work with traditional media and classical methods, moving to create paintings that will induce a re-appreciation of traditional realism as they relate to traditional, realistic images that touch upon timeless and universal themes.


Rural subject matter often finds a place in my paintings as time and again my inspiration comes from my happiest childhood memories of days spent on my grandparents’ farm. I sensitize myself to subject matter that I’m passionate about. I often exploit a limited palette and push to depict textures that are among my favorite criterion for telling stores of things old. Recently I have been inspired by simply stepping out the back door and into our backyard gardens. It seems everything that grows in and visits our vegetable and flower gardens motivates a creative compliance. This new inspiration has brought a change to my palette and motivated growth and learning along the way"


- T.B.