BioArtist Statement My love for nature and enjoyment of painting find a mutual outlet in the art of plein air. My style is realistic impressionism. Both an emotional response to the scene, and an attention to detail, guide my brushstrokes. I’ve taken workshops from the Southeast region’s fine plein air artists like Bill Fletcher and Kathie Odom, and I’ve followed online tutorials by national artists such as Scott Christensen and Kathleen Dunphy. In my artwork, I hope to instill a sense of place, of being there, of the wonder I felt as I stood painting in the open air, of the peace that nature can bring us when we look and listen with an open heart. I know I’ve succeeded when I read comments like “You are bringing it to life!"