I grew up in the beautiful state of Michigan, and now live in the great State of Texas. It my early days of painting I realized that I am very moved by the use of color and I found scenic beauty across the United States to inspire that artistic expression. I have attended artist workshops in the United States and Canada which have contributed to development of my personal artistic style of painting with oil and watercolor. I focus primarily on landscape, figurative and still life and enjoy the never ending journey of learning, and am a member of Oil Painters of America.
When asked what motivates and challenges me,
I thought of something a friend said: "Our most intense feelings can be in those moments when the beauty of nature brings us to silence." This statement expresses my feelings when I stand in the grandeur of nature. This is when I am motivated to capture that vista, that moment of inspiration that brought me to silence.