Painting takes me into another realm. I wonder down a path where rabbits leap, deer graze, and a tree casts a glittering shadow along my way. I love landscapes and seascapes and majestic mountains. Painting them lets me live there for a while.
I primarily use pastel and oil to create these images where I have strolled. I begin with a foundation sketch, add shadows and then build toward the light. Shadows give mystery and depth, the light gives sparkle and life. I am a colorist. I try to use interesting colors in interesting places.
Art fills a need in me, whether it is a need to create, or a need to visit these far off vistas, I don't know. I only know that I am happiest when I have an easel before me and paint in my hand and the image of a place I want to be or a figure I wish to capture.