I have always felt the need to create and experiment. For me, painting fills that need. I am constantly inspired by the beauty found in nature and the world around me, and I love to play with color and texture in my paintings. Inspiration can come from anywhere: a whispering shadow on the sidewalk, a luminous backlit flower, a shimmering reflection in a pond.
As an artist, my objective is to take the ordinary and interpret it in a way that makes it extraordinary for the viewer. The subject of each painting is not as important to me as the way in which it is painted. Whether I’m using oils or pastel, I strive to create a sensitivity or mood in my paintings, rather than duplicate exactly what I see.