Artist Statement:I like to explore how color and the placement of undefined shapes create a feeling. I work intuitively, meaning that most often I work without thumbnail sketches or even a clear idea for composition. I start with thin washes of color (golden colors are my favorite!) to define the surface on the first layer by pouring or brushing thinned paint on to the surface and moving it around with paper towels, squeegees, chopsticks or any other tool that I think will create interesting shapes or lines. Once the first layer dries, I look for areas to define further or add to…and the piece starts to take on a meaning and direction of its own. I always have in mind my intent: layering to obscure and reveal some shapes, colors, and lines; and the suggestion that I am capturing information that has been collected—residual and haphazard.Click here for Artist Statement and Resumé.