A lifetime of conscious and unconscious responses to the natural world come to the surface in my paintings. In a very real sense my work is autobiographical. Color has always fascinated me. Making most of my paints in bowls usig ground pigments and linseed oil I obtain highly saturated and, sometines, unusual hues. Exploration is called forth. Bowls of leftover paints are a path to the next painting. My early training and love of math has led me effortlessly into abstraction where I am currently exploring the many lives of the line. I have found a way to adventure armed with bowls of paint and a bucket of brushes. JOY!