There exists a relationship between art and nature. I find them both good for the soul. Nature is the influence for my designs. I enjoy taking familiar elements from nature, developing my own design statement for them, and infusing them with color and detail to create original pieces of art and functional fine craft. Living with these designs, whether in gouache or polymer clay, reminds us daily of our connection to nature. I hope my designs bring joy and wonder to those who choose to make them a part of their life.