Painting is a means of self-exploration, a way of leaving an imprint, a visual residue. Although I have flirted with painting landscapes and still lifes over the years, I always come back to abstraction; painting non-objectively continues to challenge and excite me. It allows me to draw from my personal experiences, while keeping my focus on the formal qualities of paint. Abstract forms hover on the verge of becoming recognizable, tangible objects. Private, secret events are glimpsed just before they move or change. There is a sense of anticipation in the works. Forms surface and submerge, press against one another as if for support or come together as if magnetically, sexually attracted. In these works, idiosyncratic markings disrupt and energize the expansiveness of the surfaces and the solidity of the shapes, imbuing the paintings with a quirky sense of humor. The build-up of paint on colored grounds creates a sense of colored air vibrating and breathing– inviting you to enter the paintings.