I have a fascination for light and color on a variety of subjects. I’m dedicated to the direct observation of nature. My current work focus on exploring the natural world through color, texture and patterns of light, with an emphasis on atmosphere and mood.I love teaching and sharing the creative process with my students. The students Art inspires my constant journey, and reminds me how each of us have a unique way of expressing our ART. I’ve realized I want everything to be something I touch: everything that goes on the canvas needs to be part of me. It is all one process. I also have been designing and creating jewelry, using semi-precious stones from around the world and the local Rice museum. My motto as an artist is, My technique may be odd, but my statement is original, honest, and heartfelt.