Painting is my way of relaxing and focusing on the here and now rather than our modern crazy non-stop world. Scheduling time to paint is tough sometimes; however with Nature as my inspiration, all I need to do is go for a walk and my energy and enthusiasm for Wildlife and Nature keeps me going.
I started painting with watercolors, which is my first love, however have since expanded to other mediums. Lately I've been enthralled with Encaustics, which uses a hot palette and pigmented wax.
Love photography and use photo images as reference for my work. Love to travel and capture the feeling of the country and the native environment.
Another passion of mine, which is often reflected in my subject matter are BIRDS. Love birds and especially Raptors which also inspires my Volunteer work. Many of my works have sold from local galleries, i.e. Oatlands, Millwood, The Waterford Fair, Middleburg and Leesburg Gallery showings and throughout Loudoun County.
Recent exhibits include OWL paintings at the Bryne Gallery, Artists in Middleburg - AIM Gallery and “The Bull Brothers” at the opening of the Tryst Gallery in Leesburg,
I use many different mediums, such as watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels and encaustics. I believe working with several mediums helps me create something really unique to my artistic process.
I LOVE nature and animals and my artwork is directly inspired by interacting with nature.
25% of my Artwork earnings go to help support Wildlife causes. Such as Jane Goodall's site ToThe EndsofTheEarthllc.org, the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Locally I support The Owl Moon Raptor Center, The Northern Virginia Audubon Society, the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center and many many more.