The subject matter found in my paintings, pastels, and prints stem from the natural world. A starting point for me can be choosing one or more of the many photographs I take during hikes on surrounding trails. I call these photographs "Idea Sparkers".
I'm interested in the colors and endless textures that nature provides and how I can manipulate them into a cohesive composition and mood that work together to create an emotional response.
Sometimes I infuse my work with elements of fantasy and semi abstraction because that's where a particular work may lead me. Trusting my intuition is an important part of my creative process.