Painted arrangements are metaphors for things in nature, both physical and spiritual. Elements and relationships come into being, evolve and phase out or transform, just as in life. Like my painting, the process is fluid and organic, focusing on the evocative and poetic rather than the descriptive. Beginning with a feeling about or recollection of an experience, ongoing preoccupations and at times raw emotions, I begin with automatic drawing — a series of gestural, linear movements that come from my interior – then move to shapes, movement and color to create a sense of harmony. Non-objective painting intrigues me. This form of expression offers an unparalleled means of conveying emotion and mood.