I want to create a sense of freedom of space, color and gesture. To do so, I use a wide range of materials including large brushes, charcoal, different types of paint, pastels, and collage. My goal is to create energy through a spontaneous dialog of marks and color relationships. As I work, I feel the painting come alive with movement and countermovement. Planes are juxtaposed creating a staccato beat and I become absorbed with the work until I sense a visual epiphany. My hope is the work will communicate this elation to the viewer so he or she will be able to experience it in a similar way.