The Feeling Series refers to a series of large canvases that I first started painting in 1994 after many years of thinking about what different emotions would look like if they were painted. Then three years of psycho-therapy ensued in order for me to really access my feelings. These paintings are autobiographical and do not attempt to depict a universal view of the emotion that is the title of the painting. Joy is what brings me joy: flowers, nature, music, and art, for example. Each one of these paintings has many layers of meanings and stories which add an air of mysteriousness to them.