I have lived in Oregon nearly all my life surrounded by gardens, animals and beautiful landscapes. I paint in both Oil and Pastels, in a relaxed realistic style, trying to capture light, shape, color and mood. The subjects to paint are endless but my moods are different each day giving me the challenge of narrowing them down and choosing which medium to use.
Every artist I know says that Painting is like meditating, you can escape the worries and duties that we all have and live in a creative world at least for awhile. My hope is that that time in the creative world reflects in my paintings and the viewer gets a glimpse of happiness or a little taste of the beauty that surrounds us.