Ever since I was a young girl I have had pieces of dried paint in nice carpet, clothes and once in my older sisters hairspray for revenge. I have always loved experimenting, creating and spending time outside. I remember as a child bundling up and laying under a pine tree weighted down with snow at dusk. It was magical watching the snowflakes appear out of the twilight. I loved being alone in the quiet, curled up in the snow. I felt like I was camouflaged into the landscape and truly alive. Every time I paint outside, I feel that connected peace with nature. I want to share those moments with others through my paintings. I love trying to capture how light can illuminate an ordinary tree and cast a wonderful shadow on the other side of it. It makes me realize nothing is ordinary, there is beauty everywhere.