I love painting flowers: they are easily seen in one glance. A flower
in bloom will challenge me to really pay attention, to take the time to look into its very heart and discover its essence. I feel a sense of urgency - the flower will soon be gone forever. Floral paintings were my first love when I discovered the many wild flowers blooming at a nearby park. Since then I have painted many varieties of flowers including hibiscus, calla lilies, cannas, tulips, hydrangea, fuchsia and my all time favorite, the lotus flower. It doesn't hurt that Reelfoot Lake is only three hours away, where I can find the lake absolutely covered in lotus flowers in July and August. It is truly a sight to see!