Exaggerating nature’s beauty is a principal quality of my work and a compelling aspect of my inspiration. My perception of the world we live in is emboldened and vivified through large-scale canvases, where seemingly simple, natural objects are graphically and dramatically brought to life. While the shapes, shadows, and textures are less perceptibly real, they take on both magical and majestic features. To create this effect, I balance the classical realism of the Renaissance era with the spirit and spontaneity of contemporary art.