Guided by intuition, a fusion of gesture and geometry flows out onto the canvas in my abstract paintings. Although I begin my work with a basic composition and color scheme, I yield to what is happening in the painting as it develops. Many subjective considerations and decisions are required to discover the painting's potential. A back-and-forth between spontaneity and intention characterizes my approach. To create a complexity of pattern and texture, I often incorporate elements of collage in the layers of acrylic paint. The juxtaposition of muted with intense color and transparent with opaque areas elaborates on the visual dance.