Inspired by nature, I explore the metaphysical connection made with a specific location. Each painting translates a moment when the energy, light and ambience of the surroundings touch me. They are a remembered moment distilled into an abstract language of colors, shapes, energy, rhythm and mood. I work -- sometimes in quick strokes and at other times adding and wiping off paint; pushing and pulling my materials -- until I have achieved the desired affect. These processes evolve during the course of many sessions as the poetry of rhythm and forms unfolds, moving across the canvas in the same way music improvised by a jazz musician progresses. I compose spontaneously, capturing the luminosity of light with color choices and amplifying movement and energy with aggressive mark making. The fluid shapes I make with my brush are juxtaposed against crisp lines made with graphite or charcoal.