My work draws heavily on observation and a direct response to images in the natural world. My overall objective is to rearrange reality in my work to attract the eye and provoke the imagination of the viewer. I like to take known objects and reconstruct them – remake them – to interpret shapes and colors. It is my goal to focus on the junctures in the geometry of objects to punctuate my interpretations and memory of the subject using small, moving, glistening areas against larger masses of color. I paint using the relationships between colors, as well as the texture of the media, particularly the malleable thickness of oils and washes, to build up the surface and to define form.My work has been inspired by many artist in history, especially Richard Diebenkorn, Nicolas de Stael, Pierre Bonnard, and the "jewels" of Gustav Klimt. Most recently I have focused on the shapes and spaces formed by forests and trees. At the Studio Gallery, I have collaborated with the Amazon Conservation Association, whose work helps to protect the world's richest forests.