I begin long before I pick up my brushes using design and composition principles to outline the work. I then paint with abandon and joy. The resulting work shows my personal application of impressionism with a minimalist quality. "
"After a visit in beautiful Sedona, Arizona, I drove north along Oak Creek. The fall colors were stunning. This is one painting created from many photos taken that day. Oak Creek Fall is a 12" x 9" oil on canvas."
"Inspiration came because the game camera finally caught a heron at Lake Jean! I often see them flying towards the lake and around it, but this is a first. I was so excited to see."
My challenge is to show the complexity of creation by painting intimate, personal portraits of nature. Whether choosing a landscape or still life, close observation reveals the ordinary as extraordinary."