Born and raised in Maine, I am a self taught artist and have been doing art since I was a child. I work mostly in acrylics, watercolors and oils, but do some pencil, colored pencil and pastel work too. I like to paint a little bit of everything from fantasy to realism, using bright and happy colors. I find my niche to be painterly; realism with a twist of whimsy and nostalgia. I am inspired by happy and joyful moments, blue skies and the changing of the seasons. Growing up in Maine has been an advantage to me as it embodies all that inspires me, because of this you will find that most of my scenes are set in a Maine or New England setting.