ARTIST'S STATEMENT: "Tension is a welcome partner in my creative process. Artwork is often launched with abandon as pigment is playfully pushed or poured to the point of losing control over the subject and composition. Maintaining that abstract under-painting, areas are then adjusted and edges are suggested, creating a balance between definition and nuance. Hopefully, this results in a painting that is powerful from a distance yet fascinating up close. My focus is less about 'what' is painted than it is about 'how' it is painted.