My work is directed by nature, of course, and by history, architecture, dreams, headlines, accidents, everything I come in contact with. I love the process of painting, the brushing, layering, scraping and dripping. I like to explore the ambiguities of whites and grays, and punctuate the conversation with color. Most often I don't have a fixed idea, but like to bring to the work all the contradictions, doubt and humor of the day. I make decisions and change my mind. I talk to work in the past as I push to somewhere I haven't been. Success is relative. My goal is to discover and vivify the dialogue.