The process is as important to my work as the final image. I'm never certain if the idea I begin with will actually be where I end up. The colors, the marks, the accidents, the struggles, the textures, all direct me while I'm painting. I work on a bunch of pieces at a time. I hate wasting paint and waiting for it to dry. I want the work to look effortless, evoking a sense of almost childlike wonderment, but with an adult sophistication. I want there to be enough recognizable imagery for folks to find a way into the abstract worlds I've created. I want your eye to explore the picture plane like a map. I want to spark a memory or a feeling in you. I want you to unplug and reconnect with yourself and with me. I want you to feel something! Joy, anger, confusion, whatever, and share those thoughts and feelings with me and the others. I paint to cultivate community and make meaningful connections with people.