My paintings reflect the feeling of excitement I find in nature. When I look at the subject to paint I am influenced by contrasting lights and darks and the patterns they create. By creating colorful works of mystery and imagination, I try to invite the viewer to enter the painting and move about.
Challenging myself through each painting is the most rewarding part of the creative process for me. Taking a risk and moving in a direction that may at first seem uncomfortable has resulted in some of my most exciting works.
Please look around my website and enjoy the art in my portfolio. It reflects the paintings I enjoy creating and sharing with others.
As a child, I was inspired by the artistry my father demonstrated in his sign business. After receiving my first art award in third grade, I was motivated to become the artist I am today because of the enjoyment and encouragement I received. I continued to develop as an artist and pursued my career while graduating with my degree in art. Following several years as an art instructor and working in the private sector, I now live and paint in Payson, Arizona.
My watercolors have been exhibited in many shows, galleries, and private collections internationally. I have won numerous prestigious awards and my watercolors have been featured in calendars and magazines.