"I hope that my art work reflects my love of the beauty of natural world both wild and cultivated. With so many people disconnected from nature, my small aim is to bring awareness of the amazing birds and flowers that surround our homes and forests. Kids so rarely can go out their door and play in the bush like my kids did when they were growing up in the 80s and 90s. Parental fear and, often time, the actual physical distance to nature plays a pivotal role in the disconnection our children and grandchildren have been experiencing. Maybe I will inspire someone to go out and experience the birds and flowers for themselves. "