As a formally trained architect I learned about design and construction. As an artist, I became fascinated by the way nature has been chosen to offset structures using plant growth or other natural means. It’s as if one is viewing architecture in reverse. Upon returning to painting, I felt strongly about using environmentally friendly paints and turned to gouache. I build up the surface of the paintings gradually, which is how I achieve opacity and texture. I have set up my own still lifes and painted them in order to further explore light and shadow.