I create unique paintings through a merging of contemporary and traditional styles. I use a mixture of paints, plasters, charcoal and oil pastels to create heavy textures in each of my paintings. My work is organic in nature, reflecting trees, flowers, and animals in a usually figurative manner, although sometimes taking on a more realistic look. I use multiple tools such as rags, palette knives, squeegees and anything else I can get my hands on to apply the paint rather than brushes. I call it controlled chaos as I am constantly applying and removing layers. I never know what the finished product will look like until I see it!