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. My process includes creating tools such as stencils and print blocks - used to develop shape and texture while building layers of paint or ink - and adding paper collage elements 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 orderly repeat patterns created by stencils and printing blocks.