This series of pieces grew out of my fascination with the virtually infinite variety of flowers and fauna all around us in the Northwest. Color, aroma, texture conspire to demand our attention! In paint, I’ve attempted to capture the exuberance and beauty of their displays. Creating these abstract pieces is a joyful and physical process that sometimes involves layer upon layer of paint, collage, inks and other media that seems necessary to bring the images to fruition, somewhat like the blossoming of a flower! I hope the resulting pieces express both delicacy and boldness, strength and fragility.