As a landscape painter I’m always looking at the world through a lens to find beauty, color, spatial relationships, and a sense of place.. The places I have painted are connected to my space of time within my span of life, so repeating a painting at different periods and perspectives gives me a new appreciation for how I’ve changed or grown. I love color too, and painting plein air is one way to become more honest to the nature I know.
My painting practice started when I was 9 or 10 when my grandfather showed me how he used the oil from his painting tubes to create his primitive paintings. Since those early days, I have studied art at several regional schools. Most recently, I have had classes in oil with Sara Leadholm and Mary Pettis. I am also a clay artist.