I have had a creative streak in me since I was a toddler, from "gesture drawing" on my bedroom wall to having my work shown at juried shows as an adult. I am a strict plein-air painter and will rarely if ever paint using a photograph. I love the impressionist and post-impressionist movement and I take my inspiration from the Post Impressionist Pierre Bonnard and American artist Anna Mary Roberson "Grandma" Moses. My favorite all-time quote is from the French artist Paul Cezzanne; "Art without emotion is not art". To me the best times to paint is Fall, Winter and early Spring.
Work / Education
Currently enrolled in The Virtual Art Academy online course
Educated in impressionism by Russian Impressionist Marina Zavalova
I am always learning by observing others and keeping my mind open to new techniques.