“Art is not what you see, but what you make other see” Edgar Degas


My inspiration to create comes from being outdoors and delighting in the many moods of nature. Whether it’s the beautiful rolling hills of Central Virginia, the expansive grandeur of the Chesapeake Bay, or my travels abroad, I always have a camera ready to capture a scene.  Lessons that I learn when interacting with nature include adaptation, embracing change and being fully present. Trained as a classical singer, art, like music, has contours, motion, and textures. I approach art with those musical elements in mind, expressing those elements when turning a blank canvas into its own expressive story. In my landscape paintings I strive to capture and represent nature with its light filled scenes, expansive skies and splendor.