I paint on canvas and paper with oil and water based paint, pencils, crayons, and pastels. The palettes I arrive at have a visceral emotional effect within me, and if successful I feel whole and unsettled. I strive to discover color stories that evoke the emotions embodied by the subjects of my paintings. Often these colors are not dissimilar to the color patterns of poisonous plants, venomous snakes and flesh when threatened or aroused. My subjects include doorways, vessels, running figures, headless figures, psychedelic states and substances, beehives, ships, heroes, and rattlesnakes. I use these subjects to communicate themes of sexuality, vulnerability, adventure, dissociation, individuation, madness, temptation and anxiety.