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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.