As an artist, I seek to accomplish three purposes: to express myself playfully, to share my sense of happiness with others, and to give form to the flow of creativity bubbling up from within. I paint with acrylics, choosing bright colors and most often applying the paint straight from the tube or bottle without mixing or diluting. Painting deliberately, I use my brush with precision to make sharp lines and clear boundaries between different color fields, in this way creating strong visual impressions. I paint both for my own and the viewers’ enjoyment, seeking to draw out a pleasurable response. In this way, I use my work as a means of self-expression to satisfy my creative impulse and to create an experience of play and joyous community with others.