Art is essential for me to express what I can only share through a visual language. Intrigued by color and movement, my work begins with memory of a color, an emotion, or mark-making. Working on paper with palette knife, oil paint, pencils, and sandpaper, materials are added and removed. In addition to painting, monotype and collage offer other pathways of exploration. Each artwork feels like creating choreography or a musical composition as I interact with the space. Working intuitively, references to landscape may emerge or the work may be abstract. Each piece evokes a sense of place yet allows the viewer their personal interpretation. The process is a journey of discovery that brings me joy and fulfillment.