As an artist I am inspired by the beauty I see everywhere. There is an innate desire to accept the challenge of painting whatever I’m attracted to.
I’m drawn to the way light halos an animal’s ears, or the way it casts a radiant glow during the ‘golden hour’. All kinds of light and the way it interacts in the environment excites me!
When painting a portrait, whether human or animal, I love to see how light gradually changes values.
I love the energy of bold colors. The pastel medium is my favorite medium to achieve those luscious colors that bring life to each subject.
Pastel offers immediate gratification, no dry time or mixing. It allows for unique mark-making and is easy to correct mistakes.
Painting in the pastel medium has many rewards. One of my favorites is how the texture of my surface plays a part in the overall effect!