Color and order are the main themes in my work, whether in dealing with the disappearing local landscape or abstract ideas. Color is for delight, and for reaching the archaic regions of the brain where intuition resides. Order helps one make sense of what has happened, what is happening, and what is likely to happen. In my work I strive to touch the observer on many levels. Artists who have influenced me include Andre Derain, Sol LeWitt, Paul Signac, and John Beerman. I choose to work in acrylics for their transparency and suitability for building intricate layers of color.