For As Long As I Can Remember...

...I’ve been an artist…sometimes actively painting…other times focusing on different creative pursuits such as writing fiction and blogging.   
 But... I always returned to painting because I am entranced with colors, shapes, light, shadows, how these things relate in nature, how I relate to nature or to my imagination, and, well, 
all the things... 
I am primarily an oil painter, but I also enjoy playing with pastels, acrylics, and the occasional watercolor. I paint to understand—both my subject and my process,                             
I paint to learn…to appreciate…to celebrate life… 
I paint because it gives me joy. 
I paint to share that joy.