My love for art and creating it comes from my Faith and knowing that God has given me a great talent, that I love sharing with the world. Two years ago, I moved to Martin county from Palm Beach and found the most wonderful art teacher in the world, Brenda Leigh. She helps me get unstuck through almost all of my paintings. I love painting wildlife of any kind, large and small. I discovered pastels while taking a weekend workshop with my art mentor, Lesley Harrison, in Montana. I adore the richness and realism I can achieve with this medium. Every summer I get the privilege of staying with my daughter north of Seattle, as she is a Naturalist on a whale watching boat. We both share a passion for marine mammals and I am an avid photographer and continually add to my “to be painted’ folder.