For the most part my artwork is pretty straightforward and should not require much explanation, it is visually literal. The determination for what I create is very subject matter driven and generally found within the confines of the urban and rural landscape of Wisconsin. This is my home, I like it a lot and the catalog of potential paintings and drawings is infinite.
Maybe there is some emotional motivation, a touch of humor or something significant enough to make it worth investing the time to capture, as art. Of course, within this decision making equation are composition, color and contrast, along with approach/technique/medium in determining how to execute each endeavor.
In the end it is quite simple. The process should be both, challenging and satisfying for me. I would also hope that the viewer enjoys what they see and does not tire of looking at the artwork.