Life has a way of pushing aside the soul, but art reminds us we have one. For me, art feeds the soul especially by the use of color. Color has the ability to communicate excitement and serenity and all shades of feeling in between. In fact, color's vocabulary is limitless. Pastels give the artist the opportunity to work with the purest pigments and the most natural colors so they are my medium of choice. Just as a musician selects from a cacophony of sounds to make music, my job as a painter is to organize and harmonize the colors surrounding us into something beautiful called a painting.