My abstract paintings are rooted in architectural and natural landscapes and their respective geometric and organic forms. Additionally, I am interested in the visual effects of using text and script as line, shape, or pattern. My lyrical works evolve as I reveal, obscure, and re-expose layers of paint, script, graphite, and paper, to create subtle yet complex surfaces. I start with an idea or color sense, but then improvisation takes over and the paintings move in new, and sometimes unexpected, directions. The forms that emerge are clarified and reduced until a delicate balance and quietude are achieved.