I am passionate about the formal tools of art; line, shape, color, form, texture and light. I often work in series, taking inspiration from music, architecture, the world around me. I will usually work with one or two of the formal tools during an entire series of 20 to 50 paintings. The goal of my work is to capture the harmony and beauty in these seemingly simple elements and reflect that back to the viewer. My paintings are built up of many, many layers of paint with an eye to translucent color and luminosity and a thirst for strong design.