My paintings are mostly abstract with some representational elements. The paintings are my exploration of the seen versus unseen. Even in their most abstract forms, my paintings are deeply rooted in my life experiences and aspirations. On the surface the first impressions to a viewer are the bright colors and the bold shapes, but as they spend more time with the painting, the details draw them to look deeper and explore. What I find most rewarding is when through the abstraction, people are able to connect to an emotion, or a place, or a symbol or a time in their life. Sometimes it matches my idea and that is great but what is even better is when they have a completely new experience and I rediscover the painting through their eyes.