I was always drawing as a kid but I only started painting in my adult years and took lessons under the expert tutelage of Cathy Laybourn at LSG. I am an oil painter but have used pastels and acrylics. My work has focused mainly on still lifes and landscapes. I usually have to see what I am going to paint either in person or by referencing photos, but then I let imagination and instinct take over. Painting makes me content, happy, excited and nervous all at the same time. I like to experiment with techniques and color. Nature inspires me and I love going on walks in the woods with my dog. I have a favorite quote by Van Gogh, whose work I greatly admire: “if you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”
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