As an artist I have spent many years cultivating my skills using different medias - from pencil sketching to etching with inks. I then tried painting with India inks, and I was hooked. I have a real fascination with textures such as metals, leather and wood. Using different techniques and layering of colors and use of light and shadow I can create these textures and depths. Living in a rural community, with many ranchers, cowboys and our yearly rodeo keeps me supplied with many resources of inspiration.