Art is my passion since I was a small child. Unfortunately my education and career was focused on information technology and I am mostly self-taught when it comes to my art. I have read many books, watched a lot of videos and have the great pleasure to attend a few workshops with master pastellists. My desire with art is to convey the beauty I see in nature, animals and people in a way that captures the emotion of life. I began by drawing with charcoal and graphite, then colored pencils -- mostly portraits. I found my medium in soft pastels in 2007 and I continue to refine my techniques to capture light, shadows and color. Thanks for taking a look at my work and please don't hesitate to leave a comment or contact me.