The older I get, the more I see the world around me in brush strokes, in washes of color and tonalities rather than sharp detail. I enjoy the freedom of this path of abstract work. It's freer, less restrictive, and leaves more to my imagination when creating. The work begins with either film or digital images (definitely photographs). Then, through a process of layering, distorting, coloring, painting, and varnishing I create the final prints. I believe the finished print is what's important - the end result of a photographer's work. How one gets there is the artist's personal journey.