i paint to know inanimate objects intimately, to appreciate the life in something where, at a glance,
beauty might not be apparent.

i paint to get lost in colors,
to move through shapes
and ride on line.

i paint to give life
to my imagination,
infuse joy into paper,
and exhale color.

i paint to let my eyes dance
and heart sing.

i paint like someone sings
out in the shower,
or adds a heavy dash of spice
to a new dish.

painting is energy popping to life that moves me forward, up, or down.

i revisit places from the past and explore inner worlds, blurring the two into a dream-like reality.