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As a retired traveler who has made Gainesville her home, I am continually inspired by the landscape of Paynes Prairie, the surrounding countryside, and the animals that live here. The ever-changing light in North Central Florida provides a dramatic backdrop to the local environment and my goal is to paint the wild beauty of the area.

I also paint from locations of our many hiking trips throughout North Carolina and Georgia (Blue Ridge Mountains) plus other regions of the United States and am interested in portraying various aspects of prehistoric art.

I recently transitioned from working with acrylics to cold wax, an oil-based process. It allows a more fluid movement as well as a shorter drying time than conventional oils and, for me, results in an entirely different style than my previous work.

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