After a successful 30+ year career as an award-winning graphic designer and illustrator, I've returned to my first love for painting and drawing as a pastel artist. I strive to create art that speaks to me and others about the beauty and diversity found in nature. My background as a designer and a life-long amateur photographer means composition and balance are important elements in my paintings. My pastels are done en plein air and/or from my own reference photographs and field notes. I’m fortunate to live part-time on Cape Cod. The Cape’s unique light, color and vistas provide endless opportunities for inspiration and subject matter. Travel is also a passion of mine and in my pastels I work hard to portray the special qualities of the places I’ve been.