I love painting animals and imaginary, organic and surreal images on everything from canvas, wood, slate and espeacially rocks. I started painting on rocks when I was twelve years old and have continued to branch out in other materials. I use acrylic paint on all of my art but I like to incorporate glitter and rhinestones when I can, for example, on seashells and masks. I tend to paint more of my rocks with happy animals and happy images. Many of my canvases are more surreal with deeper imagery and darker concepts. I focus a lot of my art work on pet portraits. I love capturing a pet's personality in the painting by including a favorite toy or catching the pet in a funny pose. Art is very important to me because it allows me to create images of how I feel, whether being happy and playful or dark and ugly. It is all about the creative process that goes into a painting that makes the finished piece effective.
The highlight of being an artist is when I meet someone who has a piece of my art and tells me how much that piece means to him or her. I have run into people that I have not seen in a while and they will say, "I have one of your rocks on my shelf at home" or I still have that rock you made me, I love it!" Then I will remember that piece that I forgot all about and I realize my art has a new life after it is created and is no longer with me. It is very special to me that my art makes people happy.