PORTFOLIO STATEMENT Pastels are my choice for working outdoors. No need for brushes, no drying time, colors don't change and the set up is easy to carry. Sometimes I sit in the back of my old Suburu hatchback if the weather is windy, and sometimes I perch where I have the view all to myself. Whether I'm painting mesas at Ghost Ranch, NM or tropical foliage in Costa Rica, I'm looking at more than the camera might see. With rocks that are a million years old, or trees that will outlive me, there's so much energy that has gone into their formation. If I paint the surface of that, I'm not actually painting what's there. I paint to reveal the energy beneath the surface. Some pastels shown here are on location "finished sketches"; others are completed in the studio. Click the I on the upper right corner for image info.