Daily walks throughout the fields and trails of Colorado find me imagining nature taking on human-like qualities. Some of our deepest human desires are reflected in nature: to love unconditionally like the passionflower; to trust like the solid qualities of wood; to find hope in the flowing wishes of dandelion seeds; to connect like the dancing fields of grasses, and to be seen like the tiniest beautiful blooming weeds. My acrylic botanical paintings and my recent feminine silhouettes, often represent a message or story reflecting my life, my philosophy on life or a snapshot of life itself. Adding symbolism and recognition to otherwise overlooked parts of nature intrigues me. Although the subject matter that I paint is often made up of the ordinary, it certainly challenges me to find deeper meaning in plant life reflecting the human spirit.