I am a self taught pastel artist who migrated in 2009 from a lifelong career in the photographic arts. I enjoy creating from a blank canvas and a varying subject range. Comfortable with landscapes, wildlife and portraiture, I use my camera to collect subjects for my paintings. I also enjoy painting ala prima as well in my studio. I live in the Pacific Northwest in an area rich with landscape scenery, bald eagles and on the edge of Gifford Pinchot National Forest.