I think people are starting to crave a technology free cognitive experience. Paintings offer that to a viewer, so they with always be treasured and collected. An original creation is valuable beyond measure.
I am interested in objects that have a past. Their story is often forgotten and their characteristics of being worn out, broken and old are commonly seen as unattractive. I value nostalgia and believe that every antique has a fascinating story. Preservation does not always equal restoration. To honor the stories of the past, I paint places/objects as they exist in the world today. There is beauty in the undone, the abandon, and in the shadows of a greatness that once was.