My paintings are about color and texture primarily. Although there is a clear idea in my head of the emotion, scene or situation I wish to convey through the piece, the map to get there is being drafted as I go. A color or shape or texture takes over for a period of time and I follow it. Then it may go away, or more accurately, give way to another path. A successful piece is one that arrives at the emotional destination I had envisioned at just the right speed and with just the right number of side trips and resting places. Some are direct. Others are circuitous.