I believe in the power of the arts to move us to experience any emotion possible.  I have always been drawn to light and color, and to the feeling of a presence in my subject matter....someone is coming, or someone has just left, and, perhaps, the viewer in his or her observation of the artwork, also feels included in the composition. I believe a strong foundation in drawing is critical to my growth as an artist, and I practice, practice, practice observing and recording the world almost daily. I also believe in the pure expression of having fun, of delighting in what I do, even as I recognize I have a long way to go!