I am inspired by the beautiful patterns, colors and designs in the surrounding world and am driven to look closely at this beauty and interpret it in a fresh way.
My senses are open to the hidden color in everyday landscapes; the deep purple of a cast shadow, the soft pink in a winter sky, and the bright red of a maple in autumn. Whether scenes are local or distant they often allow us to recollect a place that gives a special connection. By sharing these quiet observations with the viewer, I hope they too will stop and look more carefully at the beauty in their surroundings, and that this will evoke a place or memory within themselves.
Pastels are my medium of choice. They allow me to create shimmering, heightened color effects as well as draw; and they support the freedom of spontaneity in my work.
I balance my pieces between studio and plein-air. Working in nature forces one to capture the essence quickly, while a studio environment allows a deeper exploration.