I have always loved combining the detail work of a still life with the whimsy of adding a bird to the composition. My main focus is to take objects of meaning or that I find beautiful and paint them in their best light. Telling a story through reflections, shadows and different textures.
Unfortunately, I lost two very important women in my life. My Mother and my Grandmother. "Chickadee & Roses" contains some of the Asian decor I inherited from my Grandma and one of the peacock feathers my Mother collected. I paired these with the Valentine's Day roses I received from my husband and a tiny black-capped chickadee.