Painting with soft pastel is my preferred art medium. I first was intrigued in painting closeups of objects found in nature such as flowers and shells for their explosive colors and endless opportunities to explore design in composition and form. It wasn’t until I lived in New Mexico that I looked up to see an opportunity to paint something that truly mesmerizes me, the sky. It is the light in the clouds, in the ether, where vivid color relationships can occur. The sky is ever changing, forever inspirational.