My grandfather was an artist and when he died the family did not know what to do with his art supplies, so I asked if I could have some of them. On the eve of a milestone birthday, I signed up for a painting workshop and I was hooked. When I paint I feel like I am spending time with someone I adored.

My art is a visceral way of spending time in places I was drawn to. I am constantly in awe of the abundance of colors and textures you see in nature, which is why I choose mixed media for my abstract depictions of landscapes, seascapes, flora and fauna.