In my most recent work, I use the oil color medium for the purpose of making a joyful and peaceful painting. I like to think of Grant Wood and his happy contribution to the world during the Depression years. It is my current belief that there is so much war, fear, and uncertainty out there, I do not desire to add to it with bleak or didactic paintings. My work is relaxed, tranquil and meditative. I only have that you, as the viewer get as much enrichment from looking at them as I do from painting them.