Current work expIores color, transparency, reflection and the material qualities of light. I draw inspiration from direct observation, however, I work at the intersection of representation and abstraction, simplifying form and enhancing color, distilling and embellishing what I observe, while paying close attention to strong and balanced composition. I enjoy the materiality of paint and like to reveal my mark making. I often use scale to illuminate my focus and work in series in order to more fully investigate the engaging variations in particular environments.