The conversation that occurs as colors react and interact with each other, each adding its own energy and dynamic, is fundamental to my approach in both my paintings and my works on paper.  Gesture, movement, suggested form, the ambiguity of line and shape all come into play as well.  My emphasis is on structure and pattern rather than a literal interpretation of the subject matter.  

My current series of paintings continues to explore qualities of light, reflection and color, how they inform and alter what we see, how they create atmosphere.  The interplay of the ephemeral and the enduring in the natural world has always served as inspiration.  

In my works on paper, I go back and forth between depicting the intricate structures of marshes, swamps and other wetland environments, with their elaborate combinations of linear and fluid elements, and working with gestural forms and patterns that take on a more figurative quality and energy.