As a full time pastel artist, I focus on realistic landscapes and still life paintings. Pastels are my sole medium because they provide that “hands on” feeling. Getting right into the painting with my hands, makes the paintings become a part of me in many ways! Nothing stands between me and the medium, not even a brush! It’s very tactile.
The great midwest light and shadows combined with a bit of nostalgia about old farms is my biggest inspiration. I want to capture the natural landscape we have here, before it disappears. Beauty can be found all around us in the everyday landscapes we take for granted. When you look at my work, see if any of them remind you of a certain place, memory or person. Also look for the details in each that are all done with pastel sticks and fingers. I hope my work brings joy and peace. Life is too short to do otherwise.