My studio is a sanctuary for creative solitude where ideas come to life through materials. I feel a sense of calm and a sense of flow in the work. My ideas written in a notebook, some reference images or books are spread out on the work tables to influence my direction. There are lists of things I want to paint in the future, things to do on the current body of work or studio supplies I need to purchase. Mostly I work on an easel using stretched canvas or Yupo attached to a large foam core board. The larger scale surfaces are painted hanging directly on the wall. Chairs are available for sitting to observe work in progress. On any given workday the studio may look chaotic; however, this is an integration experience for me to put it visually all together. My studio is a place of freedom to express what is in my mind transforming it into a physical representation on canvas with oil paint.