My paintings are a response to the patterns, shapes and rhythm I see in nature. I am an intuitive painter. The interaction of different colors as well as the resulting texture on sanded pastel paper is very important in my work. I do not hesitate to use colors which may not be visible in the natural landscape if it adds interest and excitement to the paintings. I use very little preliminary sketching and paint Plein Air as well as from reference material. I have only a vague idea of what the finished painting will look like and am willing to change my game plan during the painting process. I am currently experimenting with oil bars and mixed media which give my landscapes a more abstract quality which I like. Again, the texture quality of the completed oil bar painting is very important to me.