Being in touch with nature is an important part of my life. Watching wildlife is one of my favorite things to do. I learn new things observing individuals and their behavior. Looking inward, I learn lessons about myself. Through my art I recreate the stories of my adventures, encounters and experiences with wildlife. I paint portraits of individuals hoping to reveal their character. Nature fills me with awe. Art speaks where words alone fail to adequately express. Nature and art fills me with an appreciation for life.