My work explores the relationship of human nature and emotion captured on canvas that embody my feelings in the moment. I begin each work with marks, brush strokes, and even my bare hands filled with paint to get fully immersed in the process. It's intuitive, physical and emotionally freeing. Through additive and subtractive processes, I create layers of colors and marks. Some of the marks and beginning layers of color are partially or completely covered. All of this amounts to a visual story. I use many layers and transparencies in my compositions to provide depth and to entice the viewer to look closer under the surface to be delighted or intrigued by what they see. My art is characterized by vibrant colors, contrasting shapes, and bold compositions.