My inspiration is everywhere. I find interesting subjects in people, animals and plants, and landscapes that take my breath away. I often choose subjects with strong contrasts between lights and darks and rich vibrant colors. I enjoy working with different mediums, matching the medium to the subject or to the desired outcome. The process of applying paint to canvas or paper is very important to me and I tend to focus on texture using palate knives and brushes or letting the paint drip and run. I love to watch the interesting effects the paint can create on it's own. I strive to create paintings that are more than the subject matter due to the way the paint is applied to the canvas or paper making the painting process interesting also. My art is always evolving. I continue to experiment with different ways of expressing my vision through the use of different mediums and different techniques. I feel that struggle is a large part of creativity and that the artist must work within that struggle to continue to develop and grow. I feel my paintings are successful when the painting process is interesting or the painting is visually stimulating and the viewer becomes intrigued by what is happening with the paint on the canvas.