y work represents an accumulation of years, recording my experience in the world. The natural world creeps into my work more and more, as I ponder my place in it. I am constantly observing, seeing what goes on around me, studying both human behavior and deer in the back woods. I delight in the mixing of colors; and it becomes a meditative process. As I associate color with feeling, pick up a brush, lay down some paint, the game begins.

Sometimes an image will emerge full-blown, other times there is a wrestling match going on. Increasingly, a

particular place will serve as a jumping-off spot from which to pivot. Expressing myself through paint, canvas,
brushes and all the creative mess it entails is usually a lot of fun.

Pulling something out of nothing, making some kind of visual order in the midst of the chaos of life is a gift I cherish.