My interest as a naturalist has been one of the defining parts of my life. My art reflects this fascination with the natural world. The inspiration for my artwork comes from extensive time spent in the mountains and woods observing animals in their homes, watching how they live. There is a magic in recognizing another life form and paying it the respect it deserves. My paintings are created with acrylic or watercolour on a variety of surfaces. I have an attraction to small organic details and try to accurately represent not only the feeling of nature but the form of it also. I use simple tools, just a few brushes and a lot of thin paint put carefully on a well-prepared surface. Our natural world and its animals are such an essential part of our earth. My paintings celebrate their intrinsic value in our lives and feature that wonderful moment of connection.