2 x (24 x 24 in), oil on birch, 2010

These paintings have circuitous essence. I photographed flowers on special travels or in my garden, then rendered digital depictions into mosaic designs using Artaic software. After that, came another translation with brush and oil paint onto birch wood. While painting, I let spontaneity and personal style take over. exactitude seeming to matter less than whimsy, color, and instinct. Getting back to nature is an important part of this process—wood as substrate an intentional choice.