My early days included formal training in both art and education.

Art won out.

I travel as much and as often as I can. Cities with history, mysterious landscapes, archeological sites, and ancient objects found in markets are a few of the things that inspire me and inform my work.

But - I also live beside an extensive ravine and conservation area that I spend a great deal of time exploring and enjoying and this, too, is important to my subject matter, spirit and approach to my practice.

Texture, luminosity, and nuance are essential to my work. Oil paint combined with cold wax medium and the knives, squeegees and brayers I use to apply the material, are important tools for creating these atmospheric paintings.

Landscapes and abstracts fill my studio life.  Each expresses my emotional and spiritual connection to the fleeting beauty and chaos of our shared world.

I hope you enjoy my paintings as much as I enjoy making them.