I have been learning to paint for thirty five years, but have only recently begun to exhibit my work. I began painting for the simple reason that I liked making pictures and loved putting color to them.
This is still true but I also paint because the process of composing and creating a painting fascinates and intrigues me. I compose some pictures by beginning with a shape or line on paper and see where it leads. Most of my paintings surprise me as one color or shape on canvas leads to another as the painting develops to be what it is.
I love looking at nature and the changing colors as the light of the day shifts. My paintings are responses to what I see in nature, and the world around me, as well as my responses to the world inside me