Welcome Being present to the beauty of the every daya gesturea moment of calma weathered walla shaft of late afternoon lighta bird in flight Whether landscape, figurative abstraction, or nonobjective art, I find joy in the exploration of them all. Painting with acrylic and/or oil and incorporating pastel, ink, charcoal, photographs and commonly found materials, I layer and whether I plan to or not, often bury meaningful elements or text. What stays available of the foundation of a piece is an exciting part of the process. By integrating images with their backgrounds, it becomes metaphor: we are our contexts, forever influencing and transforming each other. I especially love the dance between intention and spontaneity that allows each painting to come into its own.