Visual Art is wordless communication...In my journey as an artist, I've often boxed myself in by certain techniques or subject matter that seemed safe and appealing to others... We often communicate what we think others want to hear. As I've worked with children who aren't inhibited in their artistic expression and experimented alongside them with such a wide variety of media, my artistic expressions have greatly changed! I seek to try what is less conventional, what captures my eye, interest and expresses that I am a person who both thinks in a linear, logical way as well as in explosions of colour and light. Layering through mixed media art has become one mode of communication by which to express depth, contrasts and emotion.