Painting gives me an opportunity to think about the things that are most important in my life. Although I paint abstractly, content is important to my work. My goal is to reflect human nature and develop universal visual stories from my own experiences that I can share with others. While my work is dependent on fundamental principles of design such as form, color, space and composition my creative process is much more free. The things that I choose to develop, the shapes I leave, the elements I paint over are inevitably a product of my own experiences, memories and environment. This process combines both intuition and ordered structure as well as a kind of playfulness.
(image: two pieces from the Conversation series: Conversation X, acrylic and graphite on canvas wrapped panel, 24" x 24" & Conversation IV, acrylic and colored pencil on panel, 24" x 24")