My artwork is inspired by local Virginia landscapes and from my travels. The Impressionists, my love of gardening and the joy of experimenting with a bold color palette influence my style. Whether in my studio or en plein air, the first thing that interests me is color. Colors and shapes constantly change throughout the seasons and I try to capture that using texture and creating interest by layering color. I use oil and cold wax medium or acrylic with various mediums..