I’m a retired English Language teacher, lifelong artist & nature lover. I strive to give the viewer of my paintings a sense of peaceful, calm solitude, surrounded by beauty. As a perfectionist, my extremely detailed work borders on hyper realism, although I love to experiment with different techniques to achieve special effects. I’m an avid flower & vegetable gardener and also have a backyard chicken farm, using my birds & gardens as subjects in some of my paintings.