"Beauty is strangely familiar. I am fascinated with creating abstract paintings that, upon first viewing, evoke a sense of familiarity or remembrance. My work explores spatial and color relationships. I approach my paintings through a process of layers that emerge as I work. The layering occurs both in the physical layering of paint and the visual layering of elements vertically suspended or stacked in a sedimentary effect. Through careful consideration, objects are saved, abandoned, or eclipsed until I find a composition that interests me. Painting allows me to indulge in my compulsion to organize. I enjoy composing and arranging shapes and forms so that the end result is unexpected, yet harmonious."