I work primarily in oils, occasionally painting in acrylics and oil pastels. Plein air painting has been a huge influence in my development as an artist. Painting outdoors is an experience that I truly enjoy! The fresh air and scene before me are inspiring and challenging – even though wind, rain and bugs interfere occasionally. Capturing light and shadow is the magic that makes a landscape or subject matter come alive. I want to translate the essence rather than the exact likeness of the subject. My favorite subject is the Northwest landscape. Painting is an ongoing education.