I paint and draw for the sheer joy of creating a piece of art that expresses my interpretation of the world around me. I am inspired by colors and shapes that surround us and their interaction in nature. Exploring fragments of life as an abstract form and the unusual less observed perspective, is what draws me in to document life as I see it. The mediums I use are acrylic, watercolor and graphite applied to paper, canvas or board. The choice of medium which will best convey what I am feeling is centered in whether I want complete control or semi control in my application. In some of my abstract paintings the excitement stems from not knowing where a painting is going from the start and allowing intuitive painting to take over.