My art process is one of exploration and intuition. Using line, color, and shape, I play until something appears that captures my interest. I develop this emergent image in relationship to the background. If the dance is successful, the image stays. If not, exploration resumes. Sometimes I will “impose” an image on an abstract underpainting, but again, the image only stays if it integrates successfully with its surroundings. The relationship between image and background is very important to me. It helps me explore the ideas of being seen, worth, belonging, and individuality. Color helps me express this vibrant interaction while revealing the beauty of it all.