This year I’m continuing my exploration of spontaneous abstract painting, but moving into larger formats. With a big canvas, there is just more room for interesting things to happen. Sometimes a painting which begins as an abstract starts to suggest imagery; sometimes I go along with it, and other times I push it back into the abstract realm. The quilted series brings together my recent forays into textile art, handmade paper, collage and paint. These pieces are inspired by nature, yet still, for the most part, completely non-representational. The tree series, in a small (12″ x 12″) format, captures the changing mood of the forest through the seasons with a playful collage of architectural imagery, text and paint.