I love to paint...

My work reflects inspiration drawn from the natural world, from rock formations of major rift zones to landscapes of the western plains - and utilizes a process - both technical and emotional - that moves from representation toward abstraction.

...and I love to cook.

I am a self-taught chef. I grew up in a home where food and shared time around eating was valued, with a mom who was (and is) an excellent cook and where natural, whole foods were part of our daily diet.