New paintings are using Mixed Media to create many textures on the substrate which are then painted and have a very topographical feel. Open source satellite photography informs my choices in subject matter, as these works are visual representations of the physical landscape after human actions such as mining, corporate farming and fracking occur. In my older, acrylic work, I turned to painting for the explosions of color and ability to be whimsical and silly with the subject matter. I love exploring the shapes and rhythms occurring in nature, abstractions of organic forms and finding humorous interpretations of things I observe in the animal kingdom,