Artist Statement:
The natural world, color, texture, and design is what moves me to create.  My art hopefully challenges the viewer to feel, imagine, and daydream along with me, the artist. 

My artwork consists of four focal areas: landscape, floral, portrait, and abstract. My florals and landscapes fuse realism and fantasy, while my portraits wish to express something deep about the personalities, feelings, and/or social conditions of the people I choose to paint.  My abstract work is generally composed of colorful repetitive patterns and shapes.

I currently work in fabric collage, acrylic water-based media.  My short list of favorite artists includes Raphael and Rembrandt, the Impressionists (especially Cezanne), the Fauves, Kandinsky and Klee.  Folk art is also inspirational.