In my recent work I explore the theme of environment as inspiration. This collection is a culmination of travel experiences expressed in abstract form. I use bold color, lines and simple shapes to evoke the state of emotional harmony and longing for new places. My work is influenced by hiking trips to California, swimming adventures in Hawaii, and long visits to Italy and France. I paint mostly in oils and use a combination of brushes and palette knife. Each painting is a short meditation, approached intuitively to seek and find connection with distant places in the present moment in time.