I’m always composing paintings in my mind. I get inspired by my travels, walks in the neighborhood, color schemes in nature. When I'm painting I’m transported to a land of peace, tranquility, and creative exuberance. Some of my work is based on a meticulous build up of color and pattern, keeping order and flow in a world that is opposite. People say my paintings exude happiness and good vibes. I'm a professional artist and art teacher, with a degree and specialist credential in art. I paint for the pure pleasure of putting vibrant color on canvas and I teach for the huge pleasure of sharing that joy with others.