My journey as a painter started in 1998 when I fell in love with everything Southwest, moved to Tucson, Arizona, picked up a paintbrush and took a leap of faith into the unknown. What I know about myself more than anything else, is that I do not allow rules to inhibit me. I love creating my own path and if something looks good on my canvas and intuitively feels right that is the direction I am most likely to follow. I read a copious collection of art books, frequent galleries to study how other artists play with light, values and hues and absorb myself in the play of pigments that dance around my palette and onto my canvas. Honoring my unique way of learning and creating an environment that supports that process was the beginning of my journey. Painting has been life changing and healing for me. My determination to master color techniques, composition and design has taken me to levels that I never thought I could accomplish. I have been described as a natural colorist and after more than 20 years of painting I am now confident that is a true statement.