So why colored pencil? I discovered my love for colored pencils while taking an illustration class at Pacific NW College of Art in 1983. I was hooked on this medium immediately. I love the control, the details I can achieve, the versatility and the portability this medium provides.
My method of applying colored pencil is a slow process of layering various colors on top of one another, using light to medium pressure. My art style is soft semi-realistic and I tend to use soft pastel colors in my pencil palette. In addition, I like to combine Prismacolors with other colored pencils brands such as the Derwent Coloursofts and Irojiten, or I like to combine colored pencils with charcoal, ink, graphite, watercolor pencil, and/or acrylics.
My artwork is a reflection of what I am inspired by most - whether it is my faith in God, charitable causes, animals, folklore, myth, history or soul-stirring emotional concepts, I visually bring to life an idea, a story or a message that has touched my heart, my mind, and my soul.