I find the extraordinary details of the simple things intriguing. Each painting I create focuses on the design, color, patterns and shapes of objects we see every day. Using a mixture of watercolor and other mediums I share what I see; sometimes illustrating the vibrancy of life, the subtle details or the funny whimsical qualities that can occur.
In my 25 years of working at my art in the greeting card and stationery and children's book markets, I have used my talents to convey a message, define and idea, tell a story and set a mood. I've carried over these same priorities in creating my paintings. Whatever facet of my art I'm working on, fine art or illustrative projects, my goal is simple, to show show myself and others that something new and beautiful can be seen by just looking.
I work out of my studio in southern Minnesota where I have lived the majority of my life. My paintings have been exhibited in numerous national and local juried art exhibits.