"As a full time artist, most of my days are spent painting and pondering light. My portfolio predominately consists of both plein air and studio work. Whether it be a landscape, still life or figure painting, the natural world has been my greatest teacher of light quality. Herein lies my artistic vision; to capture the intricate light qualities of all that I paint. This inspiration of light is what strongly connects my entire body of work. Each individual painting emphasizes my vision while demonstrating how the patterns of light relate to one another in an organic and remarkable way."
Meet the Artist
What has plein air painting taught you about yourself? Plein air has taught me to have patience with myself and it isn't always perfect. Like life, if you make a mistake you can just scrape it off and have a fresh start.
What is the furthest you have traveled for your art/plein air? I've been to San Miguel in central Mexico and also Tuscany
Can you share a fond, or unusual, memory of plein air painting? I was out in the Teton's and It was when the fires were burning the bears were coming down to Lake Jenny. I had to be very aware of my surroundings. It was a group of ladies called the Kick Ass Women from all over the country and we rented 2 large homes. So much fun and also watching the careers of many of the artists at the top of their game.
What was a recent thing that you painted or drew a picture of? Painting a scene of one of the small plein air pieces I've done from the PGT
What is your favorite plein air subject, location or time of the year to plein air paint? The Cherry trees on the peninsula in Traverse City. I always study the trees before I go out to paint. They have dark trucks but almost white blossoms plus they are in little rows, like soldiers. How to make them interesting is such a great lesson.
What is something that looks fun that you want to try? I haven't paddle boarded yet. My next adventure