Painting has been a wonderful journey for me. Over the years my style has developed into a vibrant palette with loose and painterly brushstrokes. This style seemed to be an easy fit for still lifes, interiors and figure studies. For some reason I didn't have any problem taking artistic license with the subjects I was painting. I decided to try pleine air painting, and I was completely overwhelmed. I felt obligated to paint the landscape exactly as I saw it in nature. Gradually I was able to start simplifying and editing what I saw in the landscape and and was able to introduce more of my own sense of color and playfulness. Now I can't believe I wasted all of those years not painting outdoors, I'm hooked. I now take my painting gear with me everywhere I go, and I am always looking for new opportunities and vistas to paint.