Oils are my main medium but I also work in acrylic, mixed media, watercolor , pencil, pastels, colored pencil and pen and ink. I enjoy capturing the spirit of the subject. Portraying people, especially when that entails working from old photos, is a challenge that I always welcome. Pets are a favorite subject because I have always had a heart for them. Equine portraiture is a first love for me. Nature , scenic, flowers, trees and wildlife stirs my soul. Whether I am portraying a person , home or nature I am always driven to breathe ‘life’ into the artwork. The Midwest is reflected in the constant use of and appreciation for nature.