“My perception of the world is enlivened by exaggerating nature’s beauty. I balance classical realism with contemporary art to create paintings that are imaginative, not strictly lifelike. I want people to engage rather than simply view— to feel as if they can wrap their hands around a piece, sink into it and still be held up. My artistic interpretation reflects seemingly oppositional features of nature by infusing powerful, almost graphic qualities, with elements of femininity, softness, and sensuality.”