" I cannot imagine a world without art. Through my life I have found that in order for me to feel completely satisfied with myself, I have to be creating. I love the process of making art. The palate knife has played a huge role in my work. It allows me to explore painting in a way that is not normally done. I am interested in the second layer that I am able to create with the application of the paint. The subject of the painting becomes secondary to the marks and patterns that I am able to create with paint."