II work with oils or acrylics specializing in depicting the natural beauty of my surroundings. Much of my passion to paint came from early childhood influences, such as studying the art of revered artist Robert Bateman. Watching episodes of Jacques Cousteau served as kindling for the intense desire to capture the spirit ever so delicate in nature.
My fundamental mission is to serve as a catalyst for environmental awareness and conservation. I had formal training as a Commercial Illustrator. The process of painting is something so intimately personal I felt compelled to discover that on my own. I strive to practice the art of ‘Paying it Forward’ by donating proceeds from an art sale to conservation or shelter organizations.
The sustainability of our planet is a complex issue and I believe art has the influence to raise awareness, to inspire future generations to implement change.
“Since early childhood I have had a passion for art and nature. At the start of each new work I reflect on all that I have learned and never take for granted all the blessings that have been put before me.”
First Day Out