I always strive to “paint happy”.  My art is representative of my style and subject matter. My paintings primarily feature animals engaged and interacting in various ways. I try to paint a sweet story about the relationship between the critters in my painting or between the critter and the viewer.  I want the viewer to appreciate the beauty and mood of animals and to smile.  I feel that if looking at a whimsical bunny painting can stimulate a single person to smile or even giggle then it was worth the time to paint. I don’t think art has to be hard to read into or complicated to be relevant. Everyone can benefit from a smile.