The application of lighted abstract forms to nature, and arranging them in balanced design has been the base from which I work - in any medium. The power of color becomes increasingly apparent to me, because it is so influenced by the changes occurring in the atmosphere around it. I am in love with form, and am especially drawn to pastel and oil because their opacity is perfect for esablishing form. (I have found watercolor more of a medium of suggestion, and have not used it for some time, although the challenge of its transparency is very exciting.) Portraits are a perfect vehicle for form, and I especially enjoy drawing out the inner sensitivity of the subject.