I focus primarily on movement, color and the texture of the paint in my practice, I’m always looking for new ways to create form. While my work has become increasingly abstract in recent years, the focus on color and pattern as a central component has remained a constant. The same black and white checks that once lined the edges of dishes in a still life now define abstract shapes, creating vertical compositions of tree-like figures. My palette is unique to my work and acts as a common thread as the subject matter (or lack thereof) evolves. The interaction of color, pattern, texture and form creates a harmonious rhythm, keeping the eye constantly moving throughout the composition. I continue expanding my exploration of color and texture, incorporating tissue paper, collage, woodblock prints, and various forms of mixed media in my work. I hope my work conveys a mood, delights the eye, and captures the whimsical nature of life.