Serenity, possibility and isolation are recurring themes in my work, expressed in paintings of nature, people and places. Striking use of color and bold brush strokes are hallmarks of my pieces. Oil is my preferred medium, although I also use acrylics and mixed media, depending on the subject and intent of the piece. Eliciting an emotional response and providing calm and comforting beauty are forces that drive my practice. In my life and in my painting, I operate on an intuitive level, sometimes painting from reference, often from internal guidance.