Statement

I have always loved the creative process, currently including jewelry-making and painting in oils and watercolor.  In my artwork, I try to convey my deep appreciation of the natural world. I hope my paintings share the excitement I feel outdoors and the exuberance of creative activity.

On my best painting days, I lose track of time and get into the flow of what I am doing, then look up and discover that I have been painting all day.  My favorite subjects are landscapes, often small paintings painted plein air or larger paintings painted from my plein air studies.  I love the fluidity and delicacy of watercolor on paper and I also love the richness and depth of oil on canvas, so I work in both media, depending on my mood and the weather.  If I can give the viewer a magical view of a special place and time of day, my art has fulfilled its purpose.