I am interested in both photography and pastel painting. My interest in pastel painting developed from a drawing class in 2004. I gravitated to plein air work as a natural result of my love of hiking and the outdoors. I continue to take classes and workshops, primarily in pastels, although I have recently tried my hand at watercolors.
Working outdoors enables me to get close to nature and to achieve a degree of solitude. As a city dweller, this immersion in nature recharges my batteries. Working outdoors has intensified my awareness of changing light patterns, moving clouds, and the effects of light and shadow on my subjects. I feel that this awareness has enhanced my still life work, as well.