I have been drawing and painting for my own enjoyment for as long as I can remember. I get much of my inspiration from the long walks and hikes I take both near my home in Loveland, Colorado, and hiking in other parts of the world.
I sometimes wonder if I am a painter who likes to hike, or a hiker who likes to paint. In my paintings I strive to capture the beauty and peace of the natural world as I have experienced it, as well as the feeling of awe and wonder I get when I am immersed in nature. Art, like Life, is a journey, a road to discovery, so I continue learning as an artist, seeking to improve the way I do art, and the way I see the world around me.
I have won awards in local, regional, and national art shows, and am a signature member of the Pastel Society of Colorado.