My work is a response to my experience of nature. Bold colors, active mark-making and dynamic lines reflect nature’s energy and diversity. The saturated colors of the Fauves and the Expressionists, the fluid gestures of the Abstract Expressionists, and the virtuosic lines of Asian calligraphy all inspire me. Mindful of the powerful synergy of color, mark, and line, I choose to describe my world with energy from the brush stroke, through careful placement of color and dynamic mark-making punctuated by lines that move with energy and purpose.