The spontaneity of the monotype process informs my approach to painting. Likewise, the structure of painting influences my printmaking method, and that dialog keeps the work moving forward. I create tools including stencils and printing blocks and use them to develop pattern and texture while building delicate layers of paint or ink. Hand printed and found collage papers are added among the layers. I also draw into the surface of the work with charcoal and graphite. I like the juxtaposition of random, intuitive mark making with the repeat patterns created by stencils and printing blocks.