I imagine and create in my home studio - Hummingbird Hill Art Studio - in southern Indiana. My desire is to tell a story, with the rich colors of oil paint. With an idea in mind, I photograph and research the   location, and then    compose   a    design into  a 4"x5" photo-mosaic. The title of the story is usually born at this stage. Through my technique and my imagination, I strive to communicate  a passion for my subject. I want the viewer to feel that same connection.

Through my commissions, I want the  client's  emotions about the location to be evident. I can work from photographs provided by my client , but I prefer to take the photos myself - to get my own sense-of-place. I also make sure that my client is involved throughout the entire process with progress photos and e-mails, and I ask for suggestions that the client might have. I want my client to be excited and invested during the creative process. And I want them to have not only the completed painting to proudly display, but also the memories from that journey - to   last them for a lifetime.