Process: I am a minimalist-expressionist painter because to love things is to love them profoundly. The work is not mere passive perception or daydreaming, it is indefinable but realizable in painting. It is inner vision formulated into images. Having been inundated by exposure to art throughout my life, I have chosen painting as a vehicle of expression. The work pertains to emotive issues and how they are mirrored in nature. Once established, this link provides the primary guide for my work. The creative act follows a course, which is “stream of consciousness”. From the first sketch to the last glaze I allow intuition to aid me in discussing what is ineffable. These choices though aided by intellect, are based on what is deeply felt. My process begins with a bit of writing to determine where I am mentally and emotionally. I tend to use a square format for equal sides, which convey a balanced feel in the overall work. I begin with a warm ground to create various warm hues while painting. I continue to work with speed and momentum to include spontaneity and surprise. After a time of momentum I observe what I have made. I then write more about the work out of observation to determine what has been intuitively revealed. I am interested in making the ordinary extraordinary.