There are as many reasons to create art as there are artists. I love trees, clouds, rocks, grasses, streams, the changing seasons, and being outside, so painting the landscape is a natural choice for me. Plein air painting informs my studio work, and I bring nature inside when I paint florals and still life.
I have a diverse background as a visual communicator and writer, having studied art, graphic design, and photography, and worked as a technical illustrator for 12 years. I use a camera to capture images for reference and to help me design compositions for paintings.
While my training and knowledge of creative arts inform my art, I create my art from the inside out. Every painting is the result of my life experience, deliberate practice, and a great appreciation for things in and of nature.
As I reflect on my progress as a human being and a painter, I know that nature touches my soul. It’s my teacher and I’m a willing student.