As an artist, I work hard to develop paintings that speak both to me and to others about the beauty that exists in space, color and movement. I am drawn to color and influenced by bold, strong lines as well as dynamic powerful shapes. The work is grounded by quiet and still lines interrupted by layers of explosive energetic color. I feel exhilarated when I paint a new line of color interrupting the flat space creating movement, and flow. I layer the paint creating texture; building and adding more dimensions. Drawing has always been an inspirational form of expression for me. As a child, I was mesmerized by smells, sounds and shadows of the natural world. I have to paint; it is my life’s blood. Paint and canvas have become instruments for me to express myself and be heard.