The underlying objective in my work is to evoke an emotion from the viewer that taps into a memory of a time or place. Through the use of blended colors, texture and energetic line, even my representational images have an abstract element to them that allows for an expansion of meaning. I might work from one of my photographs or just start with certain colors to see where the painting itself leads me to discover or uncover. The experience of painting becomes a type of meditation within the present moment that allows for complete freedom of expression. My intent is for my paintings to be intriguing to the eye and convey some personal meaning for the viewer.