My work shows my love of drawing, particularly in my floral pieces; more specifically the sense of flowing lines following the motion of hand & arm as they sweep down the page. It is rare that I paint anything without first working out an underdrawing orlater touching colored pencil to paint in order to refine the linear expression. Another recurring theme that I love to explore is the juxtaposition of abstract pattern with very structured, detailed and “realistic” elements or subjects. The interaction and layering of these two opposites fascinates me and lends a depth to the work. I think that this is why I’ve gravitated to the technique of using watercolor on crinkled masa paper: the watercolor will find it’s own way of expressing itself if I relax and don’t try to over-restrain it. The further application of layered paint and colored pencil add tone and detail which is a perfect counterpoint in my eyes for the random backdrop. Whether painting trees, florals or dancing fairies, behind all my work is a combination of playful abstraction, flowing line and finely drawn details.