When I close my eyes, the black void swells with color and then spontaneously erupts into dazzling abstract scenes which I then reproduce in my paintings. When I think about my next painting, at first the scenes are chaotic and unstable, but after a while, certain colors become more saturated than others, and various shapes take on specific positions. Eventually, an almost static scene materializes in my mind and I can contemplate and revise specific areas without altering the whole. What I’m essentially doing is allowing myself to settle into my subconscious and view its pre-existing forms. It’s like jumping off a high perch into a deep pool of water. At the deepest point you open your eyes only to be blinded by a plume of bubbles. As the water settles, the bubbly vail rises into the ether and sunlight streams through the still blue water giving way to clear and distinct forms. In this sense, painting is more about discovery than creation. Everything that can be depicted already exists in some form, it's just a matter of making sense of what’s already present. When I paint, I apply layer upon layer of colors and textures that coalesce into ripples of organic energy. The obscure nature of my images is such that each viewer will likely extract their own meaning and sentiments from my paintings. My highest hope as an artist is that my paintings will be a source of creative inspiration and positive emotion for the viewer.