Visual art has always been an integral part of my life. Though I consider myself primarily a self-taught artist, I have pursued a passion for the arts throughout my life and the visual arts in particular. Since formally retiring from a career as an elementary educator in 2014, this weekend hobby has become a full time pursuit.
Nature in its splendor constantly seizes my attention while providing a bounty of subject matter. Painting is my way of connecting to my surroundings in a spiritual sense, while conveying a visual impression to others. Capturing what is observed into a painting is a limitless pursuit as nature can often surprise us in the way in which the same scene can look totally different on a given day. Each artwork I create reflects an experience and tells a story, as the beauty of nature in its varied forms provides limitless inspiration. My fascination with the variation in light and color found in the natural world compels me to paint landscapes, botanical art, and animals. I endeavor to capture the beauty of nature in its varied forms one painting at a time. Welcome to my world!