I am a self-taught artist and have been painting in oils for many years. My photography has grown as well. Most of my work has a 'save the environment' theme and my inspiration comes from nature. My interest in art began in the 5th grade with a remarkable teacher who, along with all the other subjects, made time for art and music every day. I am influenced by a diverse group of artists who have come before me -- from da Vinci and Dali to Doolittle and Lassen. My website has helped me reach an audience all over the world. I always have several projects going, and can't wait to start the next one! I hope you enjoy my art and can find a painting for yourself or share one as a gift. I do thank you for looking!