About my work

I have been passionate about art since I first held pastels at age six and am particularly captivated by portraits.  Every portrait tells a story.  I love studying at a portrait and imagining the person's life, relationship to the artist, story behind the expression, the choice of dress and objects depicted with that person and how they relate.  I wonder about the artist's style decisions and rendering of the subject's character.
It's challenging to capture someone's spirit in a portrait and I've worked at this in charcoal/chalk, pastels, acrylic, and oil.
I am thrilled to live in Colorado with its magnificent landscape and views.  I easily find inspiration in Colorado themes, from wildlife to wildflowers, and often add a touch of whimsy.