My work is composed of exuberantly whimsical abstractions, where color and organic forms prevail. Using every-day observances as an influence, layers of pigment construct layers of meaning. By considering personal moments and interactions of the universal human experience, the spectator is drawn in to a fictitious and heartwarming universe that emerges bit by bit. Works appear as dreamlike images in which past and present merge; nostalgia, sentiment and a sense of utopian harmony often play a role as a means of adding charm to everyday life. As an artist, I enjoy the exchange between the artwork and the viewer, and I encourage the viewer to make his or her own connections to the work. As such, my works do not reference a specific identifiable form- thereby allowing the imagery to facilitate fluidity in meaning and multifaceted interpretations based on the life experiences of the viewer- be it vintage television sets, aristocratic fruit, or hanging lanterns... Frequently the viewer's own sense of nostalgia comes to light. Aesthetically, I am influenced by a broad range of styles: the line work of the Ancient Mayans, the bright colors and compositions of Pop Art, the fantasy of Surrealism and our Postmodern Visual Culture.