Painting is an action for me, and not a thing; it is something I do, but not something that defines who I am. Painting comes from my eagerness to see things together that would make me cry because I think they are so beautiful. My paintings are filled with colors that push and energize one another. I use lines of different thickness to provoke a feeling of wonder, separation, movement, or direction. They are my passionate responses to colors and shapes I see around me that I can only explain by painting. In my recent work, I am moving toward letting go of designing or structuring the space of the painting. The honesty of my marks is important to me. They are responses to my emotions and the idea or place I am conveying. One line can say as much as a field of details.