As an artist, I have chosen watercolor as my primary medium, followed closely by pastel. I paint what interests me — usually the landscape and the abstract, and sometimes I can’t tell the difference. I seek simplification and I enjoy experimentation. I want to distill my chosen subject, emotion or thought to what I feel is its basic sense — preferably in a way that would not occur to anyone else.
I now live in Aurora, Oregon.
I have always been fascinated by the natural world, from the soil and stones on which we walk, to the creepy crawly critters that the roam the earth, on up to birds which soar through invisible currents of air. Ever since I was a child I would seek out these places, finding peace in the solitude and quiet which nature has to offer. Inspired by this love for the planet, I pursued an undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry, which was shortly followed by a masters in entomology, earned from Virginia Tech.
Jewelry | Oil Sticks | Colored Pencil