I try to incorporate marks that allude to the structure of the piece and that give some architecture to the image. Layering paint is also an important to my process. I will activate the blank canvas with bold strokes that give me a structure to play upon. I often view painting as music unwinding itself and coming to a visual conclusion. My initial impetus to begin painting was to enjoy color and that is still a primary focus of much of my painting. My work is becoming looser and freer as I realize the risk- reward that comes with experimentation and playfulness.