The power and glory of our environment, both creative and destructive, inspire me to express what I see and feel through my abstract paintings. It is my desire to evoke a positive feeling and sense of peace in what can be a troubled world both socially and politically. Motion, flow, energy, balance, grace. Those instinctive elements, apparent in my abstract paintings, are key components of my expressive figurative works. I am fascinated by the engineering and design embodied in the human form. Continuous classical study as a foundation combined with my instinct for freedom of expression has found its way into my figurative work. The challenge and excitement for me is to capture the energy, sensuality, spirit and movement of the form as my passions dictate.