As an artist, I have always been drawn to abstract imagery. I’m fascinated by interesting shapes, the interplay of line and color, textures, and how they work together to elicit an emotional response. I love being outdoors, and find my inspiration in the organic forms and patterns that I see in nature. In my art, I use wax, ink, resin and other media to explore ideas such as luminosity, texture, simplicity, and translucence. I begin by choosing a palette of colors, and perhaps have a sense of what I’m aiming for—something joyful and exuberant, perhaps, or more muted and somber—and then through manipulating my materials, simply follow where they lead and let each image emerge through time, experimentation and serendipity.