I have created art since childhood. Nature inspires me to create landscapes, wildlife and bird portraits, plus, floral paintings. I also love to paint plein air in the outdoors. I want to give the outdoors a voice. My artwork is created using pastel pencils, pastel hard sticks, and Terry Ludwig and Sennelier soft pastels on UArt paper made for the pastel medium. I start with an underpainting using a pastel alcohol wash, then continue with a sketch, and finish with making my marks and strokes to give it an impressionism painterly appearance.