I enjoy keeping my focus on one theme or subject and I am always finding new and fascinating elements in nature to paint. The subject seems to dictate the medium that I use, watercolor or oil paints. Currently, my interest is flowers. I love the moment when I think, “I have to paint this. It has magic that I want to capture.” In previous work, I enjoyed recreating the different light and atmospheric conditions created by the coastal environment. Flowers have presented different challenges of capturing luminescence, color transparencies, and the unique textural elements of each petal, leaf, stem, or pistil. My use of white light illuminating the flowers from behind further enhances these qualities in conjunction with the elegance of their profiles.