The approach I have to my work is to create something that is uniquely my own. It is based on the natural abstraction I see occurring around me as well as places I have experienced and the emotions I felt. I also want my paintings to reflect the vibrant colors and the energy of the west. They are both fictional and reality. I blend the angles of cubism and Modernism with the sensuous flowing forms of regionalism and surrealism to form a cohesive painting that gives the viewer their own experience and story. My work consists of many ongoing symbolic elements such as the monsoon rains that I view as optimism or tornados that represent the change that is occurring everyday in our lives. The small houses that not only represent our human foot print but show the comparison of the power and grandeur of nature. I want the viewer to enjoy the energy movement of each painting.