You are an avid nature enthusiast. Explain how nature influences your art?
When I'm out in nature, I feel connected to everything. Maybe that's why I like spending so much time in nature – I really can feel how everything is interconnected. I ride my bike 10 miles each day and so many times I'll see something interesting… the way the sun filters through the trees… the way shadows play against the light… That inspires me! Also, ideas come to me, as if out of the blue… some idea I've been thinking about for another painting. What it comes right down to is, I'd pretty much rather be outside than inside. My perfect residence would be in a tree house!