Statement: I enjoy exaggerating the play of light on objects and creating interesting shadow shapes using a combination of "mingling" luminous colors and transparent glazes. My passion for painting is expressed in the way I take advantage of light patterns, shadows and contrasting values to create a mood.

The excitement of capturing a visual experience and transferring it to a sheet of white paper is often intimidating, but the freedom to re-arrange these images, shapes and colors to create new relationships in a composition is exhilarating. My goal is to share my feelings of excitement, freedom of expression and the passion to paint with my students and those who view my paintings.