Art is a product of the merging of an artist’s dreams and skills to achieve fulfillment of an emotional response to one’s environment. In other words, finding the image worth being rendered is like looking for a visual connection with the vital aspects of nature, existence, and well-being. My feeling is that art, at it’s best, merges with some emotions. Primarily the emotion of excitement or passion for the art beyond just the visual appeal. Art can be a meditation or visual exploration. At a painting’s completion it may not have any power to excite and just exist as a graphic representation of a place. However I believe a successful painting does more than just represent a place visually. It transports you there.