Through the combination of inquisitive mark-making and active painting techniques, my work lives as a visual record of the excitement I feel when I’m making art. While at the moment of creation, notations reflecting on the experience of painting coexist, while speaking different visual languages. The work contains literal, visual, as well as codified vernacular, as a way to express the thrill of exploration in various forms. Personal triumphs and uncertainties are represented across the surface through means of edits, ideation, marks of acceptance, and alternative solutions. Oil painting is the primary component throughout the work. However, preliminary sketches are done in oil pastel, crayon, markers, pencil, charcoal and airbrush. Abstract pursuits, identifying immediate thoughts of objects, interactions and planning evolve into a self dialogue. This dialogue acts as a narrative of change amidst the act of creative intuition. Large emotive brushstrokes interact with urgent edits and careful codification, ultimately questioning the pieces unfinished quality, weight of the idea and personal discovery.