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Nature is my inspiration, color is my passion. I paint plein air landscapes, as well as more developed studio pieces in acrylic paint on canvas. I live in Portland, Oregon near many beautiful rivers, streams, creeks, waterfalls, mountains, trees, farms and ranches and am very lucky to be able to paint this beauty that is all around me.
I began my painting journey in 2002, taking many college classes, and studying with a number of excellent artists, among them: Jason Mayr, Charles Waldman and Mitch Baird. Though the real teacher in this journey is the easel, and it is there that I learn every day!