I invite my viewers to take a mental journey with me as you look at my work. I think of my work as rembrances in time, of places I have traveled, of encountered experiences and objects of beauty. I enjoy painting the ordinary in hopes the viewer will pause and notice things that are often overlooked. I like to challenge myself to create complex and beautiful images with simple subjects. My methodology is the use of traditional transparent watercolor on watercolor paper. I paint in a realistic style and enjoy detail. The dramatic lighting of the Baroque Period, combined with the infinite detail used by the 16th century Dutch and Flemish painters are characteristics that inspire and I incorporate. Although photographs capture moments in time, I strive to recreate a beautful moment in my time. Painting for me is not just about technique and abilities, but getting pleasure from the process and the final project. That is what drives me to paint.