My paintings navigate a meandering terrain of memory, childhood and myth. The imagery comes from films, weather observations, dreams, children’s books, and old family photographs. For me, the act of painting is a slow and meditative process often working with layers of paint to create an evocative surface. I enjoy working with the substance of paint and the tension between illusion and materiality. While painting, I try to abandon functional thinking, leave logic behind and look inside myself. I am inspired by how even the most ungainly stroke of paint may become an airplane, a little face, or a leaf. A field of these paint marks may become a forest or a universe, a little cosmos. I am interested in the idea of the “eye of the heart” - an interior vision.