Each subject matter I select provides a platform to explore the primary aspects I am drawn to in my work: the lusciousness of oil paint, the endless color possibilities, and the physical activity of translating and capturing the gesture/energy of my subject. Shapes and imagery are simplified, creating relationships between objects. Complexities and subtleties of colors further define the space. Contrasting light and shadows are explored through use of vivid complimentary colors, abstract design principles, and compositional strategies. When I am successful, there is a lyrical quality to my work.