I am a passionate painter who believes that time spent painting is precious. I enjoy painting outside to take advantage of surroundings, natural light, and the sights and sounds that influence each painter’s creative nature. Outside in nature’s studio is where I find the greatest challenge and the greatest reward. I am forced to simplify, to reduce the overwhelming complexity of what’s in front of me into only the most important shapes and values. I believe that the magic of watercolor is found in the partnership between artist and medium, of finding a balance between the knowledge, technique and skill of the painter while leaving room for the magic that makes watercolor so distinctive.