Welcome! I'm passionate about plein air. Years ago two good friends invited me to go painting with them outdoors. From that first brushstroke I was hooked and still prefer to paint from life in all its manifestations whether it be from a landscape or a figure. My paintings, primarily in oil, reflect not only the image viewed but also the emotion it evokes. Being reared in Springfield within a theatrical family (my father had a dancing school where I took every type of dance class) gave me a taste for the dramatic – it expresses itself in bold brushstrokes and color choices. I often can be seen painting at Hoover Reservoir in Westerville or at a sunflower farm in Pickerington.