I have been living and painting in Santa Barbara for the past 30 years. Studies of earth, sky, ocean and animal life are prevalent in my most recent work. The organic shapes and patterns of these forms are diverse, intriguing, and beautiful to me. I am moved by their simplicity and their complexity. My earthy and watery palette is inspired by these forms and is full of rich greens, blues, yellows, and browns. I paint with oil and graphite on wood panels so I can scratch and sand the surface as I paint a many-layered finish.