My medium of choice while painting is now acrylic although I am just as happy creating in watercolor. I paint from my own photographic images or from my imagination. At times my love of all things paper creeps into one of my paintings in the form of collage. I remember my grandmother squeezing out creamy ochers and umbers on her palette and the smell of turpentine as she worked. Much has changed in what is available to a painter - hopefully safer products - but the thrill of dragging a brush through a dollop of paint on the palette and guiding its swoosh of color on canvas or paper has not.