My intention with my paintings is to stimulate your inner vision rather than just being something pretty to look at. I prefer working in oil as it gives me space to work in multiple layers, allowing new reflections and expressions of self to emerge. For me, art is a byproduct of the state it takes to create it. I love that dreamy, meditative state of internal self-refinement exquisitely fueled by external inspiration.
Even after twenty years of practice, the painting at the end is still a bonus.