Twist, turn, spin, bend, leap – these words evoke the dance-like gestures that form my paintings.There is always a strong sense of tension, motion and exploration that comes from trying to find a balance between chance and control. My process begins by pouring paint onto a surface and allowing the motion of the liquid to find its own path. Sometimes I tilt the surface or blow on the paint puddles to help the process along. The resulting organic shapes exude a sensuality and playfulness, especially in their relationship with each other. I always try to honor the shape of the spill and respond to it with the colors and shapes that follow. With the abundance of color and contrast, the unfolding stories start to refer to humans or animals navigating their worlds as best they can with humor and perseverance.