Whether I am painting representational pictures or something purely abstract, I want the work to be provocative and stimulating. The surface should be active and full of energy, pulling each viewer closer like a magnet. My inspiration comes from diverse artistic styles as well as social and environmental conditions. Abstract expressionism, color field, minimalism and even pop art are explored in my work. The materials used are largely canvas, paper and plastic with a mix of oil, enamel and acrylic. Each work starts from a simple idea and is developed with a great deal of thought. Trusting in inspiration I work fast and methodical, experimenting and making discoveries while I work. With each step I am guided by instinct to the works completion.