I am fascinated by color. In my pastel paintings I focus on intense color and strong contrasts of light and dark. Pastel is unexcelled in its ability to quickly capture bold colors and light contrasts. I try to show how everyday places we barely notice are full of life and color: a patch of roadside grasses turned brilliant gold in the fall sunshine; shoppers at a farmer’s market; umbrellas at a sidewalk café. Contrasts of light and dark are the chief characteristics of my paintings. Seasons, times of day, and weather are recurring themes in my art. I love to portray the changes of nature.
Since my move to Utah in 1998, I have focused on the beauty of mountains and desert, the rugged landscape of the west. Utah’s arid regions are a constant pleasure, and a challenge to depict. I love the wild, rural nature of the western landscape.