The basis of my research explores material and everyday life. Paintings often incorporate words that reflect social tropes, fragmented narratives or perceptive shifts. An image of trompe l'oeil periodically challenges the viewer's experience of real-life and illusion. Motif, chance operations and the idea of pentimento are at play in varying degrees. Viewers of my artwork experience physical surfaces that express order and chaos. Incised lines on wood panels allow for unconventional, sometimes gestural moments when naïveté and skill converge on an experimental axis.