now “I’m a painter,” I used to say when asked what I do, but the answer comes less easily now; my practice is evolving. I still paint and draw, but also write and experiment in other media too. I read. I explore. I am intrigued by contemporary issues, by people, our connections—and want to engage those stories. I am drawn toward longer-term projects that organically take shape as a story unfolds, that require patience and commitment and a hint of bravery, risk-taking.