Painting is a path for exploration and creativity. I am fascinated by the way that the different elements of a painting – composition, color, contrast, and texture – interact to create powerful imagery that can have both meaning and beauty. It is a challenging, but pleasurable type of problem solving to figure out which of the many variable elements needs to be changed to get the look I am trying for. I especially like working from my own photographs to capture moments that resonate on a personal and sensory level. I live and work in Falls Church, Virginia.