In my exploration of transparent imagery, 3-D textures, photography and multiple layering of paint I try to create tension in my compositions. My focus has been to utilize themes that represent interactions of relationships between people. In most of my painting and mixed media compositions, there will the presence of person or stylized figures that represent people. I create mysterious environment and/or a mysterious portrait so the viewer becomes part of the interaction within the painting and hopefully engage in a conversation or dialogue with themselves. My painting technique has primarily to use a variety of colors with a painting knife on canvas or Plexiglas to suggest different textures and create an emotional grab by the movement and rhythm of the line, shapes, textures and color combinations on the surface.