When I begin a painting I draw inspiration from the birthplace of where my ideas become real-my sketch books or my collection of small ink drawings. Not only do I search for images and merge them with color palettes that I find fascinating, but I find a way to make the product of my pursuit relevant. Regardless of how many times it changes, my process is one that I am proud to own. I keep the visual emphasis of each work within the bounds of simplicity so that there is room for interpretation outside the realm of my own analysis. Aside from composing specific color relationships, my paintings often depict figures, faces, and birds. The inclusion of these elements reoccur because of the specific meaning they have for me. For instance to me birds have always embodied the spirit of freedom and limitless potentiality-something that I strive to achieve in my practice and my personal life.