My paintings explore ordinary, everyday subjects in simplified ways, focusing on line, color, texture, shape, and how the forms fit into their surroundings. I enjoy unexpected color choices and surprises in perspective. I use traditional and non-traditional tools, and mix materials. I work on paper, wood panels and canvas, and often combine media. The materials, as much as the subjects, can be the inspirational starting point. Materials, as well as visual memories and perspectives, are inspiring and informing the work in which I am currently engaged. I love not knowing where I'm going with a project until I realize suddenly that I've arrived.