Each painting starts with the desire to communicate a visual story or recreate a time, place or memory. Painting, for me, is an intense and exciting undertaking; I love the process -- happily manipulating pigment, medium and water to create a watercolor or acrylic image until it speaks to me. We live in a beautiful setting, offering amazing land- and waterscapes and events which inform many of my paintings. In addition to coastal themes, I also enjoy depicting travel experiences, special times and places. My paintings are created in the studio or en plein air, where unique environmental challenges contribute to the fun (!). I am honored to have earned awards for my art, and to know that my paintings are held in private and public collections.