Painting, for me, is the choreography of ideas, perceptions, skills and curiosity. While I work predominantly in oils, I am fickle and often mix my media using decoupage, patterned paper and metallic acrylics. Plein-air is a direct and all-consuming mode of work. It is the springboard of the majority of my paintings. However, it is in my studio where the inspiration, the process and the realization connect. Painting, like in most callings, is the pursuit that provides the delight.