I have always appreciated the beautiful things nature has provided. After becoming an empty nester a few years ago, I decided to do something just for me and signed up for an art class. My husband Jim and I began traveling and took a lot of pictures. I began to look at the beauty we encountered on our trips together. The best part of my journey with art has been painting the subjects that catch my eye. Most recently these have included flowers, birds and heads of European statues. I hope my work will inspire and bring joy to those who come to veiw my work.