I am inspired by the light and color in my environment: the western outdoors and nature, my home and garden, my travels near and far. I am fortunate to have found my passion early in life and to have lived in a home where art was present and encouraged.
The lifelong love that I have for the out-of-doors, lends itself to the joy I find in plein air painting. I try to capture this emotion in my still life and studio work. My love of art, through my teaching and painting, has been a part of me always.