With a variety of techniques and materials, I have created the work in this gallery in the spirit of experimentation. These pieces embrace a certain freedom and spontaneity without regard for a final product. Some explore more transparent layers of oil and cold wax. Others have been made with R&F pigment sticks: pigments, oil, and wax combined in stick form. Their luscious quality lends easily to flowing, gestural mark-making. Certain pieces tend toward more linear elements, while others are more shape oriented. Some developed as “warm versus cool” exercises. I often work in pairs or in small series that explore related ideas.