Artist Biography: I am a native Floridian who has always enjoyed looking deeply at the beauty and diversity of Florida’s natural landscape. When I began painting in 1998, my love of nature found a method of expression. I attended some local painting classes and workshops, then practiced whatever I could learn. My current enjoyment is to paint with pastel and to express with color or mark-making something of what I feel about a place, which often evokes the peaceful beauty experienced while looking at the landscape. I also enjoy talking to others about my artwork, and appreciate any attempts to describe an honest reaction to my art; I welcome your comments, whatever they may be.