Recent paintings have abstract interpretations of houses that are similar to those in earlier works.The houses are symbolic of life and domestic situations that have surrounded my professional development.

Dreams, memory, and invention inspire my images, which contain both abstraction and representation.
Embracing whimsy and playfulness, I allow real and invented forms to dwell together.

My favorite surface for recent oil paintings is linen that I stretch over a wood panel. The uneven texture of the linen and the firm foundation of the panel support both the organic and geometric aspects of my art. I work into the primed linen with thin oil paint, then gradually build the painting in layers on that background.

I respond to surprises that develop throughout the painting process. My original intentions for the image  progress with new details and color interactions.