ARTIST STATEMENT: My eyes are magnetically drawn to subjects like Georgian interiors at a 1760â€™s mansion in Philadelphia or formal landscapes at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Besides a personal interest in American history and flower gardening, itâ€™s because these places and spaces provide the panoply of design elements, patterns and compositions with which to play. My color palettes are imaginary (not realistic.) The manipulated perspectives look slightly outside of the realm of the real world. Ultimately, my mindâ€™s eye sees the destination for the content in my paintings as abstraction.