Advances in digital photography on the cell phone has allowed me to have a camera almost everywhere I go. My recent paintings have a basis in the images that I have spontaneously taken with my cell phone. I utilize the digital photos in my creative process integrating the photos themselves into the painting. My subject matter ranges from dilapidated structures and rusted metal to old store signage, twisted tree limbs, roots and flowers. I see the “abstract-ness” in realistic objects as intriguing content. All imagery is combined in delicate balances of structure, mass, line and color to produce interesting abstractions, with the recognizable form playing an integral part.