Many years ago I met an artist/papermaker, Keiko Hara. She was making amazing, gorgeous, distinctive designs with papers. I was fascinated. Recently, I got to thinking about her work, and how I might be able to develop a new approach to my paintings. I discovered a myriad of ideas from incorporating other exotic papers. And the papers came alive when I combined them with beautiful vibrant Japanese acrylic paints. Use of these new paints were inspired by my friendship with Dr. Etty Indriati, an Indonesian collector and authority on batiks. She introduced me to a new way of seeing color, especially yellow, which she calls a “Divine Color”. On the canvas, I under and overpaint with the papers glued in between. Going through this process has taken me down another unique, exciting, and challenging path.