I work in all mediums but with particular emphasis on Watercolor and Oils. I like to use collage and gold leaf to enhance the texture and appearance of my work. The preferance is to paint natural forms: animals, wildlife and birds as well as organic and natural environments. . . .I also enjoy drawing and painting portraits and the human figure. I believe drawing skills are important as a foundation for painting. My inspiration comes from my travels and love of nature. Living by the water in the US I am particularly drawn to sea birds, animals and water environments of the coast in Maryland and Florida.
As an artist I paint, not just for finished products, but for the love of painting to loose myself in the present moment, lost in time as the hours fly by.
As a teacher I love to faciltate the creative potential in others . . .students come for many reasons. I encourage and support them with a positive attitude . . . . we never know what we can do until we try! Again and again I see amazing break throughs that are a source of joy and inspiration to me.