I began to work on PORTALS in the fall of 2008. This series is based and focused on one form, the circle. I build up the elemental shape and colors by applying multiple layers of paint to the point of intense saturation. I use a variety of shades of purple from light lavender to the nearly black, and I paint rapidly at the edges to get a pulsating effect. Although all the work has the same initial shape, format and colors, each develops its unique qualities as it comes into being. Each painting possesses its energy and is its own inquiry.