. My work is an exploration primarily concerned with color, surface and mark making. My paintings develop spontaneously through color relationships and emerging shapes. Textured surfaces play against smooth surfaces to add another dimension to the work. Employing a process of building up and scraping away, I attempt to create a layered textural surface with an urban contemporary feel. I also paint some representational art that often has some abstract qualities. I recently re-located to Carolina Shores, North Carolina.