In my work, I express the interaction and relation of color, tone, line, form and especially that of texture and surface - smooth and rough, depression and elevation. In my hands, a painting or work on a flat surface takes on a more sculptural quality. It becomes like a musical chord in relation to the viewer and to the space in which it exists. As a musical sound, it does not obligate. It can only elicit or awaken in us an emotion, a mood, an idea a memory. It is an impulse which starts a wave that reaches deep within us. My paintings are created with oils and other museum quality materials and take many months to complete.