I often think of my paintings as chromatic dreamscapes. The voluminous shapes, which push up against each other and the edge of the panel, evoke leaves, fish, birds and body parts. My use of color holds no bounds, much like the often-hyperreal pigmentation of living forms. The underpainting expresses the desire to be free while vying for attention against saturated opaque controlled hard-edged shapes.

My intention is to take all these parts—the forms, textures, color, and lines—and create a well-orchestrated and at times, frenetic, dance. The whirling essence of the challenging and beautiful world we inhabit daily played out in a material context.