When I'm not sketching and drawing, I enjoy hiking. Many of my pieces are directly influenced by these hikes in nature. I love recreating plants, trees, and flowers in my work. Most paintings come to me while I sleep - in my dreams!
A paintbrush in my hand causes me to lose all track of time! The world disappears and there is only the brush, the canvas, the palette, and my vision for creating beauty for the beholder. I started drawing when I was five (with charcoal), and never stopped!
I believe working in a single medium allows me to discover creative ways to use that medium to express the visions I have in my mind. So, I work exclusively in acrylics right now.