While I have always appreciated interesting art and design, I spent most of my career in commercial finance. I am now finally able to exercise the creative side of my brain and do something that I truly look forward to. Although I set out to paint in a more impressionistic fashion, my many years in finance will not let the details escape. This inner conflict is what ends up on the canvas. I initially had an inclination towards the architectural but have unexpectedly found my current direction having an emphasis on the figurative, with people and their pastimes offering so much variation. Whatever the direction, the image must be interesting to me.