Why Hearts?

All of my current paintings have hearts as the common theme.  Couple of reasons for this.  First, hearts are a universal icon and, when you’re making art … there is something to be said for creating things that might appeal to potential customers. The second factor was, since I was just starting out when I made these, I was focusing on learning how to use paint, what I could “get away with” relative to thickness, application and other mechanics.  I was learning about color and color combinations.  I didn’t really want to spend time concerning myself with subject matter so, I picked something easy to start with.

That’s it.  Oh yeah, and I like hearts too!