I paint many subjects, but I don’t paint just anything. Each painting must have an emotional connection or it’s not worth doing. I reach into my memory bank and photograph albums for inspiration. Even when I’m painting a landscape, my medium is as much memory as it is paint. I work in watercolor, acrylic, and oils. Switching between mediums stretches my creative problem solving and makes me a better artist. No matter which medium I use, I always layer paint and work intuitively, allowing each layer to respond to the one before. I love painting the same subject over and over, looking for a deeper level of meaning in each iteration. I try to capture an essence of the subject, rather than realistic details. After abandoning art for a corporate career for about 25 years, I returned to painting with an intense drive to learn and improve my skills. I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2013, graduating from the University of Utah Magna Cum Laude.