Painting is relaxing and is my way to get with God and His creation. I want to soak it in, understand it as well as I can, and then capture the special beauty of life as light and shadow splash across the scene. Loving being outside and interacting with others, I really enjoy plein air painting (on location in the open air.) Nature never fails to reward and challenge me as an artist with its constantly changing colors, light, and atmosphere. Every painting is a journey of new opportunity and growth.