As a native Floridian who has returned to her roots I am surrounded by beautiful beaches, Florida’s nature at its finest and spectacular sunsets for inspiration. I am drawn to vibrant colors and how I might use them through a variety of mixed media methods to deliver an evocative message. In planning and executing my mixed media works I employ and integrate an array of painting and collage techniques. It is, however, my love of color and texture that underpins the creative process and allows me to convey a happy, joyful spirit to the subject of my work. For many of my pieces I create hand painted papers. Each one-of-a-kind patterned paper brings a unique element to the final art piece. While conceptional in design, I approach my mixed media work as an experimental and intuitive process that yields my signature style.