Guided by intuition, a fusion of gesture and geometry flows out onto the canvas in my abstract paintings. I begin my work with a basic composition and color scheme, but then yield to what is happening in the painting as it develops. Many subjective considerations and decisions are required to discover the painting's potential. To create a complexity of pattern and texture, I often incorporate elements of collage in the layers of acrylic paint. The layers of paint over line and texture leave intriguing traces of what came before. The juxtaposition of muted with intense color and transparent with opaque areas elaborates on the visual dance.