I have been interested in both observing and creating art all of my life. My current painting style started evolving during my junior year abroad in London, England. Fresh flowers were sold everywhere, which inspired me to use them as the subject of my paintings. I was also exposed to the art of Georgia O'Keefe at this time. This influenced me to enlarge the flowers on my canvas. Rather than paint many flowers in a vase, i am interested in capturing the intricate details of a single flower. I extended this style of painting to collages of nautical and mineral objects. I enjoy exploring the interesting colors and shapes of these objects on my canvas. i hope the viewer has as much fun looking at my paintings as I aveh in making them.