Birds of the Northeast, some with unusual encounters, are the most common subjects of my watercolor paintings. Combining the spontaneous flow of color and added anatomical detail has pooled with my love of watercolor painting for seemingly endless inspiration. Recently I have deconstructed paintings and collaged the images in order to push the boundaries of my compositions. Hand gestures are another fascination of mine which I have frequently incorporated adding a human element of interaction. Spirograph designs have evolved in my work leading to a less literal reference though suggesting the interplay of nature and math. Originally from Buffalo, I have spent most of my life in the snow belt areas of western New York and in the Finger Lakes region. A job relocation for my husband, James brought us to Milton, Vermont in 2008.