I have been living and painting in Santa Barbara for the past 25 years. Organic forms and studies of botanic and ocean life are prevalent in my most recent work. I am exploring the different compositions of water, kelp, and sea life. These organic shapes and patterns are diverse, intriguing, and beautiful. I am moved by their simplicity and their complexity. My earthy and watery palette is inspired by these forms and is full of rich greens, blues, yellows, and browns. I paint with oil and graphite on wood panels so I can scratch and sand the surface as I paint for a many-layered finish.