I look at Nature constantly, searching for an exciting moment to seize and transform. I design my work carefully, simplifying the subject to essential shapes and lines without seeking pure abstraction. I paint to create depth with color relationships and harmony, rather than linear perspective. My primary interest is the essence of Nature and truth of feeling, rather than the facts.

MFA, Painting, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BFA, Painting and Print making, The University of Kansas