I am fascinated by the play of light on shapes, the tactile nature of different textures around us, and the vibrancy created by color contrasts and harmonies. While I have used these very ideas in the pursuit of my career as an architect and interior designer, I try to capture and present them in my paintings as well. I enjoy painting in the outdoors immensely. There is an almost transcendental meditative quality to painting nature while being amongst it. When I paint in the studio, I want to tell a story drawn from my photographs of people and places that touch me during my travels.