As a person who has spent much of her free time enjoying the outdoors, the landscape of a place speaks volumes to me. There I experience serenity, comfort, and balance, while my spirit is refreshed and my energy renewed. As a painter, I strive to capture these same emotions and energy in my pastel landscapes.
I’m fortunate to be able to combine my two passions of being outdoors and painting the natural beauty that surrounds me. I brave the elements to study the environment and the nuances of color as the view unfolds before me through changing light conditions, the movement of the sun, the wind as it bends the trees, and the clouds as they sail by.
My chosen medium of pastel lends itself well to creating an atmospheric quality to landscapes. I enjoy using the vibrant colors of the pigments, in subtle nuances and bold strokes, to convey movement as the light plays across the scene.