When I am painting living plants, I am aware of the fragility of our environment. It gives me a sense of peace to know I can interpret natures beauty for generations to come. Time stops and I am in a private world, surrounded by light, color, pattern, texture, like the organization of sound in time. This is the rhythm of my life. I strive to make a plant portrait in such a way that it reveals the character and uniqueness of the subject. By focusing my paintings on the small details in nature, I hope to inspire others to look a little closer and pause a bit longer. I want to show, through my art, the fleeting beauty of the natural world that surrounds us.