I am a professional singer and artist, and I guess that's why I enjoy telling stories. Neither the song, nor the painting is finished until
the entire story is told. I consider myself a representational artist, not separated from Nature, but representing what I see through my own astonished eyes and curious mind, a mixture of Nature and artist. Every brush stroke is stimulated by what I see and what others may miss. I enjoy pushing and altering color, light, and forms to suit my desires, as well as moving the story along, even improvising as I go, hopefully making my art distinctive and personal. My visual explorations are wildly diverse in theme and technique, but I feel the successful painting will give particular respect to the subject. I want to tell the story, honor it and what it means to me. I do this for the genuine thrill of creating art. I hope you enjoy my paintings. C.C.