"Art is, to me, about expressing what is inside. My pieces begin with color and form, and unfold into unique creations. At times a dream affects the outcome of my efforts. Other times I am motivated by a value or goal I have, or a memory. Sometimes my concerns for the future appear in my work. The process of painting is a meditation for me. I enjoy the pure pleasure of painting, collaging and constructing. I love the colors and textures offered by the mediums. My pieces are primarily abstract expressionistic. I employ symbols and forms in my art and strive to accomplish the challenges of balancing them. Sometimes there are impressions of nature, or a fantastic reality appears. It is my hope that my work will elicit an emotional response on the part of the viewer and satisfy the communication of the art."