Through my paintings I hope to convey the wonder and sense of joy that I find in humanity and in the natural world that surrounds us. I love the vivid colors of alcohol inks, a fluid medium that creates surprising and spontaneous textures and expressions. I also paint with acrylics, watercolors, gouache, pastels, and oils, selecting the materials that best convey the abstract or representational subjects that interest me. Pattern and repetition are sometimes enhanced in my mixed media pieces that incorporate printing techniques, painting, and collage elements. My goal is to engage the viewer in a visual dialogue that encourages and delights.