My paintings and collages embody a love of color, texture, shape, line and form. As I work, I am moved by how one color sits next to another and how one material plays off another. My work is layered to create complex richness yet honors simplicity. I love the language of art and have studied formally for many years, yet the surprises and visual nuances still excite me. Being an artist is at the core of who I am and how I experience the world.