Words say little and expressions can tell tall tales, but somewhere beneath all the array of convincing smiles and wide eyed surprise is a moment of absolute true expression. The most powerful thing I can do as an artist is to motivate a sense of wonder from the viewer. When someone looks at a painting and questions what they aren't seeing, "What is she looking at?" or they tell me their perception of what is taking place, I feel the painting is successful. I love to take someone out of reality for a moment, and have them visit another space and time. Often, I start with a "mood" or feeling in mind, but the painting becomes it's own entity, and forms the personality it chooses. Then someone else senses or sees something I never did. This is what I enjoy most. Art should touch you personally, and not have to be explained. People should like art because of how it makes them feel, not because someone else said it's worthy.