Intuition, a sense of play and the joy of experimentation is the improvisational process used to create my abstract paintings. I am drawn to the freedom and challenges inherent in painting that is not based in reality, but in imagination. Much is improvised as the artwork develops. A back-and-forth between spontaneity and intention characterizes my approach. Painting in the moment, I yield to the process to unearth the painting's potential. Then I step back to evaluate the formal concerns of line, color, shape and balance to influence my next move. This visual dance creates many layers of paint over line and texture with intriguing traces of what came before.