In the year 2000, when I was turning 50 and entering a new century, I decided to become a more accomplished person. I had two goals: to learn to speak French and to learn to paint.

Now I can communicate in both French and paint, although I’m more fluent in paint.

In my expressive paintings, I’m always going for a bit of drama: in light, color and composition. And I’m most interested in people, animals, street scenes and, sometimes, old pickup trucks. In all cases, I want to tell a story.

An old friend says my paintings are very me: not at all subtle and lots of fun.

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