My work is about the exploration of the evocative emotional power of random patterns and visual events in nature. Feeling straight from the heart is squeezed through the tube and brushstroked onto the canvas. Built layer on layer, the works draw the viewer into intricate, richly textured and expressive surfaces executed with such materials as hand-painted papers, acrylic paints and gels, and modeling paste which are carved and incised using tools and brushes. An avowed colorist, I draw in paint, vibrant or subdued, to create visceral and lyrical all-over compositions comprised of organic and biomorphic shapes. My paintings are best approached not in a search for their intended meaning, but with openness to the emotions they can stir.