As an artist I am inspired by life and everyday events. I have focused on the art of painting outdoors, also known as plein air. This type of painting represents a different challenge than studio work. Capturing an essence of the place, the day, the light and the mood is usually done for a limited number of hours and can require repeat visits to the same location at the same time of day. Landscapes are ever changing and what goes onto the canvas is only a fleeting moment.
Art has been an ongoing joy in my life since childhood. As a teen I painted public and private wall murals and had formal training as an art major in college. During my career in the technology industry, I continued to pursue art, painting with water colors, pen and ink drawing in addition to ceramic sculpture. I am now a full-time artist working at plein air painting in the great outdoors of Alaska, South Dakota, Colorado, the Sierras, Coastal California and Europe.
For the last 9 years, I have been painting in oils. This summer I participated for the 3rd year in a row in the largest European plein air event, Art in the Open, Wexford, Ireland. I have studied color with Camille Przewodek, and have taken four workshops with renowned international field instructors Antonin Passemard and Anastasia Dukhanina in France and the U.S. My works are owned by collectors in the U.S. and Europe.