Greg Simanson, Seattle Member Since December 2007 Artist Statement I am always experimenting. Any preconceived notion, to me, is restricting. My art has to come completely from within. Even with commissions, I negotiate to maintain a certain amount of freedom with the subject. The element of surprise is truly exciting and there is something empowering about not knowing what you are going to create. When you let it come directly from your soul it can’t be derived or planned. It is not surprising then, that this can be felt by the viewer.