My intention when I paint is to create a sense of optimism. The thought that with only a small amount of paint and a blank canvas one can create a variety of emotions inspires me. The colors I choose come from the vibrancy I see in nature. My goal is to translate this vibrancy onto the canvas. My interest is not in creating another “wall hanging” or “decoration”, but to create work that suspends without the nail. The passion I have to be creative is a struggle within me to produce work that people can appreciate regardless of race or economic status.