I have lived in National Parks all over the country, and have such a collection of images in my mind and soul from living in these spectacular places; I will never lose my passion for attempting to capture the essence of their beauty and spirit. I am an avid outdoorswoman, and almost always have a camera with me when I am out hiking, kayaking, biking, and skiing. Although I sometimes paint or sketch outside, I more often will paint in my studio from the photographs I take while out exploring the natural world. In addition to painting the larger vistas, I really enjoy the intimate landscapes, capturing the beauty in the small and magical world that is all around us and under our feet, but mostly unseen. I hope that my art will help others to see and be open to the beauty of the natural world that surrounds us all.