I am inspired by the rhythm that I see in nature. At first glance, elements of nature can seem random or chaotic in their appearance or placement. A forest may contain trees of many shapes and sizes, clumped together in staggered groups. But with closer examination, it becomes apparent that that there is nothing random about the shape, size or placement of the trees. Nature is a master planner; all things follow their own unique pattern, coexisting harmoniously with all other elements in the universe.
When I paint I strive to paint the way nature does, with a sense of rhythm that is present in every brushstroke. Like a tightrope walker on a wire, I try to balance the elements of shape and color, size and weight, texture and transparency. When I achieve harmony or balance, the individual parts form a synergy which makes the piece feel whole.