I have a deep ingrained love of nature that I attribute to growing up in the forests of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I’m enchanted by the woods and the Earth’s wild places and all things nature oriented. I love creatures, domestic and wild, big and small.
I am a multidisciplinary artist, working in many mediums. My primary medium is Alkyd oils, a fast drying oil paint. However, I’ve developed a wide range of mediums that I’m excited about and skilled at using. I’m self-taught in my scratchboard and encaustic art, two widely different mediums. I find the looser more free flowing characteristics of encaustic art allows me to take a break from my highly detailed and meticulous scratchboard art and realistic paintings while still allowing me to create.
While nature and animals are my main sources of inspiration, I am continually inspired by all that I see. Color inspires me as well as light, shapes, form and texture. I wish, through my use and skill of my chosen medium, I can create art that is pleasing to the eyes, uplifts the emotions, and stirs the soul.