Nature. It has been in my bones since birth. In earlier years, every rock, flower and piece of wood was just the right one to complete my latest and greatest project. Now, they are the main story line of my paintings.
Expressing God's glory with oils, pastels and watercolors. Art brings me joy; my goal is to share that joy with you!
Since around age 5, I have dreams where I fly (yes, just like Tinker Bell!). What a marvelous experience! In these paintings, my wish is for you to experience flight, speed, energy and strength within the portrayal of these magnificent beings. Hear their calls; feel the swoosh of their wings (or legs); imagine the warming sun on you as you soar higher and glide on the wind trails.
With continual broken dirty fingernails and an horticultural degree in hand, my love for flowers has only increased since I started making them the center of my paintings. As you view my florals, I hope you can 'smell' them, 'feel' their soft, furry or shiny textures and 'hear' the wind blowing through their leaves.
Living in MI has given me a new appreciation for the magnitude and variety of landscapes in our beautiful state. With increased building and tree removals happening around me, my goal is to capture our natural scenery before it is taken over with concrete and man's 'progressive' ambitions.
Our beautiful dynamic state has many natural wonders. Pure Michigan ads have enticed many here to enjoy our sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, blooming and productive orchards, rural views, outstanding sunrises and sunsets as well as lively wildlife.
This collection represents the ever-changing riverscape of today’s Kalamazoo River in Michigan. The alchemy of nature is captured by the daily transformation of the Kalamazoo River through the constant changes created by light, shadows and wildlife.