That one can create atmosphere, space and movement on a flat surface with just color and line, makes painting magical for me.  A sense of depth and mystery is evoked when a flat surface comes alive.  Using these tools, there's an intentional animated quality to all my work, which captures the feeling of moving through time.  I choose subjects with emotional resonance, simplify them, and then set them into abstract space.  This brings together, or represents, the connection between the conscious and unconscious mind. 

The materials for my latest work are oil on canvas and watercolor pencil on paper. Sizes vary.