Painting in soft pastels is such a joy. All those colors, all those possibilities. And then there is the detail one can achieve. I’m after all the detail and the contrast. I like to give the viewer something exciting to see from across the room, from midway, and up close in my paintings. God’s natural world is beautiful, and I try to be a faithful reporter of that beauty. I’ve enjoyed painting with pastels since high school, majorly self-taught, and am thrilled with the revolution of products available since the late 90s. Currently, I’m in my 6th year of co-chairing the Main Street Gallery of the Cedarburg Art Guild.