I am a mark maker. Always close at hand in my studio are buckets of mark making tools. I love the act of applying paint to a surface. Creating is at its best when the marks suggest the next direction. I also prefer to not be fully in control of my painting tools. Discovering, often by accident, a new way to move paint by flowing, scraping, rolling, scratching, dripping, and so on is endlessly satisfying. Texture builds up in rough layers that hide and reveal the layers below and offers direction for what to do next.