I have lived in the rural mountains of Southwest Virginia for most of my adult life and have loved the changing views of the Appalachian mountains throughout the seasons. Nature abounds around me and I started out with a love of photography and made my living photographing people and their special moments for a few years. I attended college at Virginia Intermont in Bristol Virginia to learn the basic skills of photography. In the last ten years I have turned my attention to painting in watercolor and acrylics and find it to be a much more stimulating and satisfying, not to mention a stress relieving activity to express my creative self. I am continually exploring new and challenging ways to make art. I also am loving the challenge of creating new images that have been inspiring to me by the movement and mysteriousness of water. I love the atmospheric changes of light when I go to the ocean and attempting to capture the mood. I seem to be moving more toward abstract art recently. Thank you for visiting my page!