I find joy striving to accurately paint and draw the many facets of Mother Nature. One painting can take many hours to complete. I've enjoyed photographing the various stages of my work on select pieces, which I will someday use for a little book I'm working on. Often, my art projects inspire other projects, like cutting up my old paintings and sketches to make a collage. I can make art out of just about anything: one man's trash is an artist's treasure! I enjoy trying new techniques, and learn something new with every piece I work on: lessons I'm always excited to share with eager creative minds. I keep boxes and small suitcases full of sketches and photos I've taken or purchased from local photographers.... I love combing through my favorite images and finding "The One" I'm painting next! Come by my studio and let me show you how my love for art extends into every nook and cranny of my life.