My work relies heavily on personal introspection. I tend to base my paintings on intimate moods, emotions and trains of thought. Throughout life, I have often found myself capable of finding words to describe my thoughts and feelings, but incapable of actually using my voice to express them. This is when my paintings become my voice and help me to express things I cannot otherwise verbalize. I let my feelings and my moods influence my color choices and then I paint, allowing my thoughts to wander as they please, going along on any tangent that may come up. The repetition of my movements as I paint is a sort of meditation for me. I get lost in the layers of paint and the thousands of brushstrokes as my mind ponders and processes my environment, my interactions and my experiences. I aim to create an almost tactile experience for the viewer, giving him or her a sense of being able to touch the depths within my work. I also hope to provide the viewer with an opportunity to get lost themselves, searching the layers of the paintings so that they may let their own mind wander, examining and exploring their present moods, feelings and mindsets, allowing their reaction to the colors and their interactions with the painting lead the way.