I believe there is beauty in just about everything we see. Painting allows me to see life more clearly and I delight in really looking at the form and color of our surroundings and expressing the essence of a subject. Most of my subject matter comes from photographs that I have taken. Photography allows me to edit what I see during the painting process and delight in what evolves on the canvas. My work responds to the vibrancy of color in nature or a mood reflected in the subject. I am following a lifelong passion for creating art after working in the design industry for many years. I continue to enjoy studying at the Art Students League of Denver and taking various workshops when I can.