It's simple; I create art because it makes me happy. I try not to overthink the process of what I'm painting and let my intuition be my guide. My paintings become a dialog of layers, with transparent and opaque details. Some of these layers will be sealed in the history of the painting while others will be revealed through scraping and incising the surface. There's a distinct relationship between the layers of my paintings and my own life experiences. Choosing to reveal certain elements of my history and keeping certain memories hidden and private.
There's always an element of surprise when my scraper or torch hits the surface. This plays perfectly on my conflicting need for control and desire for spontaneity at the same time. The surfaces I create look delicate, yet they have endured a history of scraping and/or heating. My paintings are a visual representation and diary of my own journey and explorations.