I love cultivating and bringing beauty into everything I do. Being playful with the materials at hand – strips of canvas, a broom, a screwdriver, palette knives, chisels – sparks my curiosity to experiment with unconventional methods. This dialogue with materials opens a pathway to discover hidden meaning or unearth something new. Inspirations: Warhol’s big colorful expression of simple objects that people connect with and find familiar and playful; and Gerhard Richter’s use of unexpected objects and techniques, like a squeegee or broom, to make spectacular paintings. My father was a professional gambler with a passion for horses and the thrill of taking risks. His blind faith in what was possible if you do what you love and love what you do influenced me to forge a life that is boldly curious.