I perceive my being in the world as a form of call and response. To sense the invitation of beauty is the call—my response is how I live, and the art I create. While my painting style varies, the through line is consistent; all things botanical, from the out-of-doors, and how I both see and feel light are my constant muse. My art is an honest reflection of the time and place I inhabit and I tend to think of each piece I create as a thank you I compose in private, and then publicly share. My work is an invitation to my fellow humans to marvel along with me at all that inspires us in this life and world.