My paintings are inspired by my desire to learn to be present in the moment and paint from an instinctive internal source rather than from external references. I paint in an intuitive, improvisational way where the composition and surface dictate how to proceed.
Abstraction is used in my work to inspire meanings and feelings unique to the individual viewing my work. When an image is abstract, the viewer has the freedom to decide what they are seeing by creating it in their imagination. Forms emerge from the surfaces of my paintings that seem to echo celestial bodies, deep seascapes, Baroque ceilings, or the fiery mouth of a volcano.