Watercolor is my current medium of choice but I paint in pastels, acrylic, and oil, as well. I typically paint from photographs I have taken with paintings in mind as I do so. I often take many pictures to get the shot I am trying to capture for the painting I have in mind. Sometimes I will use two or three photos as references for one painting.
I have been drawing and painting since I was a child and my early interest in art branched to ceramics, jewelry making and printmaking. I graduated from Metro State College, now Metropolitan State University of Denver, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1995 and have been focused on painting ever since.