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.
Here in Wisconsin we had a crazy snow storm in late April which delayed the presence of spring flowers. Once they started popping up I couldn't wait to get in my studio and paint them!