Being creative has always been a part of my life. Different mediums, subjects, places, people and events continually shape me as an artist and give me inspiration. Artistic influences in my life are always present in my mind when painting. The advice and lessons I have gathered stay with me as part of my journey as an artist. Living in Southern Utah provides me a lifetime of subjects that are irresistible to my desire to paint. The paintings I love the most “choose me.” Whether it’s a color, shape value or subject – my inner muse stops me and says “paint this.” Listening to each painting to understand what should or should not be included is a lifelong lesson. My goal is to communicate with the viewer the joy I see around me.
Painting is also a healing process for me. It gives me the opportunity to release the days weariness and replace it with a renewal of life. I look forward to this period of transformation every time I pick up a brush.