I remember when I used to paint only soft and quiet landscapes. Life was simple then. I don’t do as many of those kinds of paintings anymore. Today my time is spent researching and preparing epic size works that are more provocative in their message and statement. I want to take a stand on issues that effect people. I’m not concerned with political correctness. As an artist, I need to be true to my heart. My paintings are often divisive and I have been criticized for being such. I think we are at a time when we cannot afford to not take a stand. Our world is changing, and I’m not sure I like which direction this change is taking us. I hope that people will ponder the message of these paintings and take the time to read what I have written about them.
Currently I have at least twelve major paintings of the magnitude of “The Forgotten Man” and “One Nation Under God” which I plan to work on consecutively. I want to stir the patriotic spirit of Americans and open the eyes of Christians and the importance of taking a stand wherever we are.
My new painting that I plan to release at the end of January will be my most important Christian painting. The title will be “Via Dolorosa” which are the Latin words for “way of suffering.” The painting will include over 100 figures from history which have either persecuted or defended Christianity. The central figure represents the modern Christian which has to make a choice. Will he stand up for what he believes, or will he remain silent? Too much is at stake to remain neutral. I believe this will be the most comprehensive Christian painting ever created and with God’s help it will stir the souls of those are sitting on the fence.