Initially I started painting to escape from life. as I was not able to relate to people and the world in an intimate way. I found that my life made more sense when I was painting. This is how I gained wisdom. Many times, during a discovery phase of the canvas, I noticed a heart, emerging from layers of paint, or right on the surface. It always astounded me, still does. I think we are all looking for assurances, and I am often reminded It Is Always Here. I now know I am exploring emotional evolution, using colors. The multiple layers represent our interwoven perceptions from past, to present, to desire, to Truth. If you hold the painting up to a light you will see hidden layers of colors come through, and the painting changes. This is what I am doing to myself, holding my experiences up to the Light. I am finding the art in the matter.