You could say that the love of art is in my bones. Both of my maternal grandparents were highly inspirational to me growing up. My grandfather, an oil painter and art therapist. My grandmother, a master watercolorist.
The concepts and impetus behind my current work is inspired by my kids. For instance, 2 years ago I completed a "Toddler Snacks" series of watercolor paintings. My (then) 3 year old son chose the subject matter I painted each day and then ate the "props" when I was done painting them. It was a fun collaboration. Things like "ants on a log" and sliced grapes were very specific to his age, and the images resonate with parents and grandparents alike. Simple joys. These are the things I enjoy painting the most.