I paint in oil glazes because they convey a luminosity that I just can't get with other mediums. I need that special light effect because it's an integral part of what I want my work to convey...an inner world - maybe not seen clearly, but definitely felt. 

At times, a person is so fraught with emotion that I think it should be a physical manifestation. Maybe a halo, maybe a tornado, or maybe just an interesting environment, but there's always something.