I feel the need to express myself in the arts. Being an artist allows me to communicate my thoughts and feelings. I like the feel of the paint and use a variety of materials in creating my work. I use brushes, found objects, paper and even my feet.

Recently, with the war in Iraq I was upset and furious. I lost my temper, not being able to share my feelings. I used the paint on my shoes and walked all over the paintings I was creating. Little did I know that I would enjoy the process and even I was surprised and thrilled with the outcome of the work. I love color. I respond to color. Forme, color can be peaceful as well as exciting. Color is very stimulating to me and I find that I react first by using colors that correlate to how I'm feeling.

Artists such as Van Gogh, Gauguin, Picasso, Pollack, Hockney and Wadl inspire me.

I hope others will enjoy my work as well.