Soft pastels created from the pigments of the earth itself are a perfect medium for reflecting the landscape's tranquil moments in time. I love the immediacy and intimate connection of artist's hand directly to the painting surface when using soft pastels and feel they are a perfect match to the quiet voice of nature.
There is something so beautiful and expressive in the eyes and shape of an animal - a touch of the untamed world lying just beneath the calm unassuming exterior of fur that speaks volumes in a single glance - reminding me that we're all unique individual strands in this tapestry called life.
The lush tapestries of the landscape are reflected with the rich tones and textures of oil pastels, allowing nature to speak with a whisper to the quietly listening heart.
Painting in the open air - "en plein air" - provides unlimited inspiration and appreciation for the wild beauty all around us. This collection contains studies and works in various media.
Miniature artworks, measuring 25 square inches or less in overall size, with the subject matter generally rendered 1/6 or less of actual size.