I find daily inspiration in the beauty of nature. This is reflected in my art, where I choose to depict my impression of animals that I have been drawn to. I gravitate towards animals that I have had a personal experience with, especially those I have spent time with at Woodland Park Zoo, those I’ve seen in the wild, or those that have visited my yard and home. I often draw from life, or from my own photos. I believe that there is a deep connection between art and science, and while I observe animals with a scientific eye, I tend to draw and paint them with a whimsical artistic touch. I love the addition of a dash of humor or geekdom in my art, as well. I prefer the fluid nature of watercolor, which reflects the organic feel of flora and fauna.