It is up to the painter to give alchemy meaning. It has its truths, its records of serious, and sustained attempts to carry out meaning. There is something between the image, the medium, and expression. That relationship is more than a record of history, more than a play between alchemy and paint. The relationship is the discovery and joy of creating the new and learning how to express it to find something new that will supply extra meaning in life. The why’s, the why not’s, the color, the shade, the value, the size, the meaning, the stroke, the matter, the image, the means, the skill and their relationships to each other make up what I look to express in every painting emotions in every brush stroke.