My love for painting birds began when I moved to Albemarle County in spring of 2008. The amazing variety of feathered friends provided a constant stream of inspiration to learn about and paint all the different species. Though I sometimes paint exotic species, I prefer to concentrate on the birds I see every day at my feeder or out on a walk. Their cheerful presence keeps me busy all year, and I enjoy depicting the birds in all seasons.
I studied painting at San Jose State University.