My professional background is in commercial interior design and, while years of practice in design and architecture have often been an artistic endeavor, I now enjoy devoting myself to the challenges and pleasures working with color, texture, light and composition in a different scale and with different media. During my career as an interior designer I lived and worked principally in Washington DC, but projects took me to London, Paris, Istanbul, Africa and the Middle East. Those experiences, the people and places I encountered, have become the inspiration for many of my paintings. artist statement Although my work often includes recognizable imagery, I am not inclined toward documenting reality or in defining detail. What interests me is creating works that contain an element of mystery, the surreal, which encourages viewers to complete the imagery with their own unique responses. Through my paintings I hope to convey emotion, elicit compassion, or communicate a metaphysical sense of being.