I have always been inspired by the natural beauty of the outdoors. Observing how the changing light of the seasons affects my surroundings lifts and encourages me. Activities like hiking, walking and kayaking have delighted and gifted me with images which motivate me to paint. I take many photos as references to use or combine in the studio. My favorite painting medium is acrylics, but I also paint in watercolors, particularly on the occasional Pleine Air outings. Many of these pieces are paintings/memories of places I have been.