I'm happiest in nature. That - how nature makes me feel - is what I'm trying to share in my work. I don't go for precision or perfection. My specimen pieces aren't meant to be botanical illustrations, but rather an attempt to capture the spirit of a natural object. Watercolor is the perfect medium for this. Working large, with lots of water and saturated color, forces me to be loose and experimental and not plan too much. The work is a personal meditation and it's meant to be meditative for everyone else, too.