My art reflects my interpretation of life growing up in the rural midwest.  The randomness of nature, the vibrant bloom a result of a whithered seed planted in the ground, the warmth and softness of the animals surrounding me...all influence the paintings of today.  I like to feel the depth between the petals in my paintings as I would feel the blossums in hand.  I like to feel the softness of an animal in my paintings as I would in real life.  I believe seeing and feeling go hand in hand when creating a piece of art and try to display that in my finished work.