I paint in oils because I love the depth, body and vibrancy of the medium. It brings a rich quality to the work that I can't get enough of. There is a comfort in the simplicity of traditional materials like oil paint and charcoal that continues to pull me in as my practice develops. The subjects and images in my work are representative of the things I fear, love, and hope for. Nature and the environment are a constant source of both inspiration and concern. I use traditional painting and drawing techniques as a foundation for my work. From that foundation I am free to use my imagination and intuition as my guide.