The process of personal development in the visual arts, and I believe any art, is a journey of discovery. Because I am a field naturalist and bird watcher, inspiration usually comes from the natural world. I don’t always paint the birds or the butterflies, but I often enjoy painting their environment. They are places that excite me visually. The changing colours of trees, fields, marshes, and sky are all a source of inspiration. As a result, the painting process is what I feel about the subject while I experiment and play with colour and texture. I love to paint!