My studio is a lab for experimentation; the more I mix media and explore new ways of approaching abstract painting, the more new ideas I have to try. In 2014 I started a one-year sabbatical from my architectural career to focus exclusively on my artwork. For part of the year, I traveled and lived with my family in the south of India. I also took courses and workshops in abstracting the figure, non-objective painting, and textile arts, which sent me in exciting new directions.