I take extreme pleasure from the creative process, like all artists. However, I am mostly a participant in it and an enabler. I am not in charge. Definitely I am not in control of the process and definitely not in control of the outcome. There is a reason why my paintings have minimal drawing, or no drawing at all, and it's not just because I am mediocre with a pencil or because I don't particularly enjoy the tedium of precision drawing. There is too much control involved in drawing. I don't paint to be in control. I like to loose control while I paint. In my painting process things happen that I like, that I enabled, but that I can rarely predict before they happen. My painting is less science and plan and more like an alchemist process in which elements and colors combine and react. And as an alchemist I wonder at the results of my experimentation and, at times, realize I created magic. On a canvas.