I think nature is our greatest teacher and I have found that it is what I am happiest painting from. For all the possible frustrations that arise, I welcome the challenges to paint that which I have never done before. As my work has evolved over the years, I continue to struggle with letting go of the rigidity of my former work, not overdoing it and letting my paintings have a more natural, organic flow. Painting from my heart and not my head is my goal and that is somehow harder than you would think. The learning process never ends.