My work is a combination of abstract and contemporary inspired by the rich colors of the Pacific Northwest, then enhanced by my vivid imagination. I prefer to use bold color, strong contrasts and rich texture. Currently I favor acrylic heavy body paints with a dash of mixed-media thrown in. The paintings begin like the manuscript of a novel – with an initial plot outline, then they grow as my brush and tools explore the story. My work is typically a reflection of both what I see and what my mind invents. The pieces are frequently dense with brush strokes and texture; they often glow from countless layers of glazing. The excitement of what happens during the creation process is the driving force in the mood of each piece and every day in my studio is an adventure.