I'm the Development Director at a nonprofit Muslim civil rights agency and when I come home from a long day of trying to raise money to fight Islamophobia I want to do nothing more than gesso-up a blank canvas and attack it with my pallet knife. I paint with abandon and generally with no plan and nothing particular in mind - I sort of "go away" when I paint. My studio, or vacationland, is a tiny room on the main floor of my house which I'm sure was used as the "piano room" back in 1908 when this place was built. I am drowning in paintings and am eager to share my creations with whoever seems moved by these things that come from I don't know where in my mind.