My art is inspired by intense colour and the play between light and shadows. I love painting flowers, magnified so that the petals and the innermost whorl provide focal points. Although I begin with large brushstrokes to create rich, dark backgrounds, I switch to using fine brushes and blending brushes to complete the flowers. My goal is to create a compelling and stunning composition. Other themes in my work include forest landscapes in bright fall colours and seaside retreats with Adirondack chairs – red, of course.