Guided by intuition, I strive to produce work that is a compelling visual experience in my abstract, acrylic paintings. I create a complex surface using many techniques that may include collaging, stamping, stenciling and mark marking. 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 leaving intriguing traces of what came before.