My paintings derive from an ongoing investigation of color phenomenon and visual perception. My process is deliberate and systematic. The grid provides an organizational structure, within which color interacts; the juxtaposition of layers generates depth, movement, and luminosity. Hue is interchangeable between light and tone; light becomes hue, and hue becomes tone. These shifts and subtle nuances require active looking and persistent, thoughtful examination. This act of seeing is intimate and elicits a unique response that defies suitable explanation through language. This experience furthers the notion that color has power to convey meaning autonomous from image.