For the last several years I've been experimenting with layered spray paintings. I've sprayed through fabric, lace, found objects and hand made weavings. Recently, the paintings have taken on a more linear form. They are, for me, a study in reclaiming joy in my life. Having had a traumatic experience, I found that one of the casualties of that was the inability to fully experience joy. I felt determined not to allow this to become my permanent state. These paintings are about reconnecting to my true self through the simplicity of color, pattern, shape and texture, to that essential state of being. For that I am eternally grateful.