My paintings are representational with a twist. I feel that the viewing experience is much more engaging when the work I create is open ended and suggests an illusion of reality that allows the viewer to fill in meaning and detail with imagination. My inspiration comes from many sources. I love color and texture and incorporate both in my work. I believe that a painting has to have ideas brewing in it, just as a story needs a plot. I work with a variety of themes and oftentimes paint in series, zigzagging back and forth from one series to another. I know when a painting is complete, yet I rarely complete a series.