My paintings and sketches are inspired by my travels and by the natural world around me, observing detail that may otherwise go unnoticed. I am drawn to vibrant colors, bold light/dark contrast, and interesting shapes.

Most of my paintings are done in oil. Since discovering oils in 2000, I’ve rarely returned to acrylics…I love the versatility and range they allow. My sketches are colored pencil and marker, using a combination of both to get the effect I desire.

Drawing and painting have always been a part of my life, something I come back to even when some years I spend little of my free time on art work. Now I also enjoy seeing my children develop their artistic skills, and they always want to sit down and paint when they see me set up my easel.