I love exploring mix-media. Water colors for transparency, oils for vibrancy and pens-pencils-charcoal for the architect in me (who feels restless without drawing!) Relief-Collage are great also. A painting should speak to you. It should leave a memory. A landscape should invite a viewer in the space. I remember seeing a Greek island painting long ago and wanted to visit Santorini someday. As a visual person, I am always ‘Seeing’. I paint what stays with me in response to a cue from an object, a muted palette or a scene, and in a style that is natural to the moment. Tools are fascinating! But more than anything else it is the composition and the energy of strokes that make the strength of a piece.