"I am an artist to the core. That is how I spend my life. I enjoy the traditional methods with no third party interpretation such as a camera. I care about availability of fine original art to all who appreciate it. Etchings can be editioned, while coming directly from the artist hand. They have an extraordinary surface, so visually rich. While continuing to print, I have recently begun large format painting on silver leaf. My hand finds a close relationship between manipulating the metallic surface of traditional leaf on wood with oil paint and the surface of the copper plate with oil based inks. I enjoy the play between work on very large surfaces and quite small.”