Beauty in nature is my inspiration in creating my pastel paintings. I find it in abundance in the Central Oregon landscape and in my travels throughout the West. I love searching out new vistas of mountains, rivers, deserts and forests for inspiration and ideas.
Color, texture, and drama are the elements of art that excite me the most. I like to experiment with all three in my studio, using field studies and references as a jumping off point to allow my imagination to go on and beyond the literal. Many of my larger paintings are composites of places I’ve seen, and also dreamed of.
“The Yellow Field” Soft pastel