I paint because I am fascinated with our ability to experience color. I create artwork of varying sizes, hues and textures. What is consistent in my paintings is that in each one I try to capture motion and explore original, contemporary possibilities with the traditional mediums of oil paint and canvas. My palette ranges from lush earth tones to bold, multilayered primary hues. My inspiration comes from the colors of the world around me: from the pastels of the French impressionists, the invigorating blues of the ocean, to the deep crimson red of autumn leaves. I simply try to create paintings that are aesthetically appealing, evoke an emotion, feeling or memory and/or bring my energy into a room.