Deep in this spiral titled “Heart’s Darkness” lies heart and soul, twisted, broken, hiding from the turmoil surrounding it like a hurricane. Winds turning, churning, trapping a beautiful force in the wake of the storm, this, like many of my first intuitive paintings, have served as therapy and experimentation. I make no apologies for their creation nor do I attempt to force themselves into being. These manifestations of mood simply emerge from the energy of my body – from my deepest core straight through to my fingertips. Today a window was opened to share these paintings with a broader audience in my first ever exhibition gallery show. Thank you OCCCA for inviting me to participate.