Painting in mixed media, I clear my mind of any preconceptions as to subject matter. I manipulate the paint and paper to arrive at unexpected shapes and colors from which my composition evolves.
Each new painting is a fresh adventure into uncharted territory, allowing accidents to happen and then finding solutions. I find this mentally stimulating and far more of a challenge than simply painting a preconceived idea.
I begin painting with intuitive and spontaneous abstract forms that gradually develop toward nature. As the painting proceeds, an image evokes ideas, memories and associations.