I create art because it comes naturally to me. Art has always been a big part of my life, even before I based my career upon it. When I paint, I am at peace with myself and my surroundings.

The subjects I choose vary. I look for subjects that are pleasing to the eye. I enjoy painting floral arrangements, animals and contemporary abstract compositions. I feel exploration in this regard is important for my growth as an artist.

I want viewers to feel good when they look at my artwork. I particularly love to use vibrant colors. I find that highly coloristic works promote a feeling of happiness.

My primary medium is watercolor. I often add pen and ink, collage and acrylic to achieve different effects. Because I teach watercolor classes, I am always experimenting with new techniques. I strive to develop comprehensive insights into watercolor painting, so that, regardless of my student’s specific interests, I can provide instruction which they find helpful.