Painting has occupied my leisure time for almost 20 years. As a plein air painter, I find pleasure in being outside in nature painting shadow and light on the landscape, architecture and figures. Extensive training at the Denver Botanic Gardens Botanical Illustration School set me on a painting path that ultimately led to plein air painting. Further training includes workshops with notable painters across the United States. My passion for painting is especially inspired by the works of Richard Schmid, Quang Ho, David Demers and Dave Santillanes.