I approach painting from an explorer's point of view. Initially a few colors may be chosen as a starting point to explore the tension and vibrancy between these colors. However, as the painting develops, it becomes more of an exploration of my inner world. Where I go with it depends on a subconscious level of interaction with my emotions, my energy and visualizing what's happening on the canvas. The work informs me as I connect with my inner world.
What develops from my engagement with the paint appears to be by happenstance or serendipity as colors and textures begin to be layered on the canvas. Maintaining a conversation from within and without, the work takes on a sense of place. I find joy in seeing the paint come to life, the colors dancing on the canvas and imagined images emerging from the work. Without a preconceived plan, the painting becomes a place that I inhabit and, if successful, a place that others can venture into as well.