I paint to think, to still my world and to celebrate it. I love the process of making a piece even more than the final product, so time in my studio becomes like an active journal, my visual meanderings as I put to canvas my ideas, impressions, and stories. Some evolve into pieces that remain; some never become more than the event of mark-making itself. The images I paint are drawn from my life as it unfolds - not so much what I see, but what I feel and wonder about. I enjoy working with visual metaphors to create meaning. The range of content is wide, much like the . Many of the works you will see were inspired something I encountered: a conversation, song lyrics, something I've witnessed, the exquisite world around me... I have come to thoroughly enjoy the questions we pose to one another as part of the dialogue between the artist, the art and the viewer. I welcome you to my website!