The color and light of the Florida landscape inspire my paintings. I’m also influenced by all the colorful objects and projects my kids have around. In my work I try to convey meditative calmness, a sense of pleasure, playfulness and a sense of place. Artists that inspire me include Lois Dodd, Agnes Martin, Neil Welliver, Emilio Sanchez, Beatrice Milhazes, Kawase Hasui, Rex Ray, and David Hockney. I have a BFA in painting from Auburn University in Alabama.