My work currently focuses on the visual feasts of southwest Virginia. These expressions reflect a love of the outdoors, the natural world and this beautiful home we call the New River Valley. In many cases, rather than paint what I see, I paint the colors and harmony that I want to see. Oil is my medium of choice for its luminous qualities and suitability for painting en plein air. When a finished piece connects with the viewer through this unspoken language, I’m further inspired to keep exploring.