A leap from what you see to what you feel. Like the written word, paintings give us something to respond to and remember. Preserving and reflecting urban influences with an explosion of an idea, a sketch or a written word. An accumulation of knowledge through experimenting, journalism and creating cultivates a measure of influence that is defined as individuality. My art is not about perfection; as nature is not perfect but there is a sense of truth and balance in the structure and the application of the paint. Fundamental principles guide techniques in response to what the subject is. Paints, brushes, lifting, layering transparent to opaque, warm and cool masses, painting positive and negative shapes. The joy is in the process, solving problems until there is nothing more to do; except to start another painting.