I began painting later in life through my travels, and with the luxury of time started to consider how to look at subjects and objects I've seen before from a different perspective, a new light.  Drawing and painting then became the way to spend glorious hours noticing facets from a second or third look… beyond the surface. In that way I think of myself as working in an impressionistic framework, capturing light and color in motion.  I also came to think of art as encompassing the viewer rather than being something precious and separated from the viewer. Art, needs to surround us in everything we do - in our houses, on our tables, and in our conversations.  I try to make art apart of the fabric of living by adding meaning to what I notice.