I firmly believe opposites attract, in life as well as in art. I look for disparity in texture and tone and make them work together. I blend negative with positive shapes, mix simplicity with detail, contrast bright, happy colors with darker tones of the earth, sea and sky, and translate these techniques to items I find about me, whether a flower garden or a sundeck by the sea that's caught my eye. Even discarded styrofoam coffee cups and colorful cans, which I see as symbols of our disposable society and the growing disregard for nature, are suitable subjects for my brush. I want the people who look at my work to come away with new perspectives; to see commonplace things in a brand new light...see them again for the very first time.