I am a direct painter who loves to work from life. I know it isn't possible to do that always, but I feel my work is the freshest when I do. My style is colorful and impressionistic, not a photograph , but my depiction and interpretation of the subject . My work is full of emotion due to the trials of living life and my ability to capture someone's essence and spirit on the canvas. I love painting in oil, and pastel as well as charcoal and watercolor. If you sit for me live, don't expect that you will be still, as I enjoy the conversation that allows me to see within your soul and capture a certain twinkle in your eye or another personal expression that is only you. I hope my work moves you to choose to work with me and create a special piece of art that can never be recreated .