For me, painting and drawing are a metabolic necessity, much like breathing. I envision my work enriching and invigorating my audience with accurate draftsmanship, strong values, and vivid colors, all resulting in a well-developed composition. Through my plein air work, I seek to engage the viewer with the thrill of light and shadow and the majesty of nature’s design. My works are subject based. I continually look to the landscape and waterscape to provide ever-evolving choices. My plein air works continue to receive recognition including Great Lakes Pastel Society “Best of Show”, Adirondack Pastel Society “Outstanding Landscape”, Witte Museum’s “Spirit of Texas” “Top 20 Works”, Adirondack Pastel Society “Juror’s Award”, Paint Dexter “Best Body of Works” and “Artist’s Choice”, and “Top 100 Artists” in Pastel Journal Magazine’s “24th & 20th Annual Pastel 100 Competition”. Memberships include Great Lakes Plein Air Painters, Great Lakes Pastel Society, and Pastel Society of America.