While I am formally trained in music and informally trained in art, the two are complementary forms that come from the same place, emerging in different ways. When I began painting, I discovered that it unlocked more liberating and improvisational impulses in my singing. While improvisation is a key element of jazz, there is still musical structure and tradition involved in jazz singing. The feeling of painting for me, however, is closer to “psychic automatism.” I call my creative process while painting “explosive” because of its uncontrolled, exuberant and intuitive nature. I call my creative process for music “intentional” because of my technical training, leading to a more controlled, conscious approach. Together I think this combustible mix will bring to life the range of human impulses that exist in all of us.