Artist statement: I am fascinated by the moment when an experience becomes thought. I believe one cannot have an experience and an opinion at the same time. It appears almost magical when a feeling transforms into a thought, as well as a thought becoming an experience. My work investigates this by creating paintings that are interesting to look at but not easily put into words, concepts or storylines.  Sometimes the words are prominent and seem to invite an alternate experience, which generates new thoughts about what is perceived.