Exploring the area between representational art and total abstraction is where I like to create my paintings. Implying, rather than rendering, invites the viewer to participate...to engage with the created image. Through the use of color, composition and sometimes collage, I aim to create the essence of something...to create a feel for a subject matter. I use typography, graphic elements and texture as a starting point to develop an underpainting. These elements suggest a previous history that adds to the sense of space and visual depth.