Recent paintings explore my daily visual connection to the universe. I am often engaged with whimsy and tragedy and it’s connectedness between the real world and my visual sensibility. Starting a painting with a blank canvas is the biggest challenge. I have no plan. There is only paint and a brush, awareness of color, rhythm, geometry and movement. Paint the painting, hear the music, dance the dance and look for the poetry. My most recent paintings are abstract. I have discarded the icons of the stories I have told and moved into the pure world of relationships on the canvas. Without a story there is difficulty in finding the resolve. I hope that my audience will enjoy this work on its purest level.