I am in awe of nature and strive to capture the variations of light found in the landscape, the bright colors of cultivated gardens, or a narrative aspect that grabs my intrigue. For example, I may focus on how the light strikes a mountain, a glowing and colorful flower, or the expression and character in an animal's face and body.
Pastel is the medium I mostly prefer to work in, though I also enjoy colored pencils and watercolors periodically. My aim is to capture and share a moment of significance and meaning, and all of these mediums allow me to do that.
When working with pastels, I use both the sides and sharp edges of the stick, as well as layering and blending to create large areas of color, and also refined hard edges and details necessary for a more realistic portrayal of my subject which is my preference.