My journey as an artist began in art school at Wayne State University. I received my degree in Photography and Printmaking in 2000. I love color, exploring different ways of expressing color, i.e. adding art papers, which create an abstract & mixed media style. I sometimes start with an idea, but once the paint is applied I then react spontaneously, which at times takes the painting in a completely different direction. At times the work does have meaning, but I leave much of the interpretation up to the viewer. I work the painting in layers, which to me is also an analogy for life—layers represent chapters of one’s life. I am constantly trying to challenge myself to explore new ways of expressing myself.