Robert Henri said it beautifully and I strive for it in my work: “There are moments in our lives, there are moments in a day, when we seem to see beyond the usual. Such are the moments of our greatest happiness. Such are the moments of our greatest wisdom.” I strongly believe in the importance of studying the techniques and wisdoms passed down by painting masters of the past. I aspire to use the techniques of classical training to accomplish a successful painting. I have studied classical oil painting over 30 years, including studies with Frank Mason and the Florence Academy of Fine Art, Florence, Italy.