My paintings develop much the same as a person’s character. I build layers using squeegees, acrylic paint, charcoal, gold leaf, mixed media and various acrylic mediums. I try to achieve a balance between what is defined and what is implied, I feel my most successful work is that which is spontaneous, recognizing the unexpected is crucial in achieving this. Through energetic manipulation the positive and negative space coalesce. I attempt to engage the viewer and allow them to bring their own experiences to the work by leaving areas of the painting ambiguously described. Using these techniques, translucency and gold leaf I try to express the subjects’ valued immersion in the space it occupies, the viewers interaction is a bonus.