My paintings and sketches are inspired primarily by the natural world around me, and observing detail that may otherwise go unnoticed. I am drawn to vibrant colors, bold light/dark contrast, and interesting shapes, and these are reflected in my work. Most of my paintings are in oil colors. Since discovering oils in 2000, I’ve rarely returned to acrylics…I love the versatility and range they allow. My sketches are mostly in 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.