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As a bird-watcher, hiker, and a wildlife rehabilitator, it's no wonder that a passion for nature drives my art and. The inspiration from this portion of my life is constantly renewing and cycling into my paintings. From the experience of releasing an orphaned opossum I have raised, to seeing a great blue heron in flight over the Scioto River, the affinity I feel for the natural world always draws me back to my work.

Ultimately, my purpose as an artist is to show people new ways of thinking, living, and relating to nature. Living sustainably and responsibly in our environment is important to me. With my paintings and design work, I hope to show people the beautiful, precious world they have. If I can show children and adults what is around them, then they may join me in fighting to keep what we all share.