My goal is to weave together color and texture and merge abstract and realistic elements together to create mood and movement.

Working on-site or in my studio, the pattern of light and shadow is the first thing that draws me to a subject. My intent is to capture the sense of the place.

I strive to capture the spirit of my subjects rather than who, what or where they are.

My art is my way to connect with and interpret the world around me. I invite you to share your response of my works with me and to share it with others.

Pastel painting uses the purest pigment that has been know to artists through the centuries and I use these pastels on special archival sandpaper capturing the color and vibrancy of the world and its people.

As you look through the paintings and drawings, I hope you will feel the hand and heart behind my work and experience a sense of freshness and energy.

I have trained with many talented artists over the years and have acquired a distinctive technique and have done many art shows and held numerous classes.

If you like what you see and want to know more or want a painting for your own, please click on “Contact” and drop me a line.

Pastel sticks consist of pure powdered pigment combined with an inert binder. The exact composition and characteristics of an individual pastel stick depends on the type of pastel and the type and amount of binder used. It also varies by individual manufacturer.