When thinking about the color of light, my mind was drawn to thoughts of warmth, and fire. I chose to represent fire and it’s effects on human skin tone. Not only did I attempt to capture the colors of fire in its different stages, I sought to show its personality. The erratic brushstrokes reflect the way fire moves—bursts of light, color, and confident shadows, warm glows. It was important to me to include the human element of the wonder of fire. People have a complex and important relationship with fire, the wonder I feel about it is one shared by many. Being hypnotized by jumping flames is a very enigmatic but human experience. The light from fire has always mystified me. In these paintings I hope to express that fascination and recreate the jumping, quick, and bold colors of light.