The creative process, painting and drawing, is my visual aria displaying the melodic and soulful connection between reality experienced and the fantasy of dreams. It is through these media where lies the discovery of balance between cacophony and harmony, shade and tint, color and tone, composition and unedited expression. Sometimes, the process is assayed and calculated. Other times, it is free. There is a love of line in the staccato application of weighted and unweighted marks as forms soften into a space defined by the necessary syncopation of light and shadow. There is a love song in process, catharsis, exploration, and the understanding emerging in each piece. There is a love of story and relationships unfolding thereafter: Painter to paint, to surface, finished piece to artist, to viewer, viewer to artist. There is a quiet crescendo in exhibition, in the silence of observation, and a denouement until the next art piece begins.