I have lived my adult life on Long Island and been inspired by the meadows, wetlands, harbors, beaches, gardens, and the people. I choose subjects that appeal to my senses and my work has been described as poetic. My preferred medium is watercolor because of its qualities of spontaneity, transparency and its ability to show precise detail. I have participated in two invitational exhibits that have focused on singular and unique trees. The Old Magnolia Tree is a painting of a tree that lives in Planting Fields Arboretum. The best part of being an artist is that I can stop to fully explore and describe an experience, and then be able to share that with the viewer.