I see myself as a contemporary impressionist painter. I focus on plein air landscape painting and still life painting from set ups in my studio.
My artistic journey has taken me on several paths. Early, I was interested in craft/sculpture and working with tools. I took a break from creative pursuits to follow a career outside of art as well as for child rearing. For the past several (many) years I have focused on oil painting. Painting guides me in looking at the world with intention.
One path that has been especially rewarding for me is to paint small and often. I initially painted daily and then wrote about the process on a blog. I have since left the blog (after almost two years) and now have become more flexible in my painting practice. I sometimes paint abstracts in acrylic, sketches in watercolor or gouache and have lots of fun with encaustics. However, I always return to my true calling – small, intimate paintings in oil.