I'm known for my colorist paintings and murals – my goal is to capture my passion for nature and life with color. I have been a professional artist for 40 years, painting in watercolor and acrylics, loving both. It's rejuvenating, like changing the music from opera to rock. My vibrant , close-up watercolor views of animals and food represent a slice of the whole picture, challenging you to look closer – to fill in the rest of the story. My acrylic paintings range from landscapes of the Sierras to murals that tell a much broader story. I am inspired by the foothills and mountains of the Sierras surrounding my gallery, and I looks forward to spending a lifetime painting the area. I live in the most beautiful place in the world. You just have to stop, stand still, and open your eyes. It's all there – color, line, light. I'll never run out of subject material.
I like the challenge of trying something that might be beyond my capabilities. I works in my studio 7 days a week – work and pleasure are synonymous – unless working on a mural. Whatever the current project is, fun is a critical factor. Painting is magic and I want magic in my life every day. There isn't anything more exciting. I woke up this morning and thought – I'm living my dream life.