Find the beauty.” I have always been a keen observer. If you know me now, it’s hard to believe I barely spoke as a child. But, I watched. I vividly remember taking in everything around me from a very young age, the sights, the sounds, the energy of life everywhere. As an artist today, I do the same, experiencing, exploring and imagining, until WHAM, I am stopped in my tracks by... something, an image, a moment in time. It might be the way the light just hit those rocks, or the glitter of colors dancing on the water, the intricate textures of someone’s hair or the intimate tilt of two heads engaged in conversation. It’s not really about the subject matter itself. I look for the beauty in the moment that makes me catch my breath. And, then, I paint it.