Painting for me is my way of expressing gratitude for the gifts nature provides us. Being creative opens up my heart and allows more inspiration to flow into my work. I love to paint subjects that include landscapes, animals, skyscapes, dreamscapes and also abstracts in various media, with oils and alcohol inks being my favorite, due to the richness of color I can achieve. I have been painting since I was a child and took my first oil painting lessons at the age of fifteen. My mother and grandfather were also artists so I was fortunate to be encouraged early on to be creative. I hope that those who view my paintings feel the uplifting connection with nature that I have felt. I am happy to share it with you!