I learned my painting techniques when learning how to do large sized renderings of cars. I had graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California with a degree in Industrial design. I had a love of cars growing up but had never drawn them before. A little more than four years ago, I had the opportunity to illustrate a story for Edible Idaho Magazine and I feel very fortunate every time I see an email from the editor asking for another contribution. My greatest pleasure though has been creating watercolor paintings of the dancers here at Ballet Idaho. To be able to recreate their passion and artistic expression of movement is what I try to recreate in a painting. And while I still paint other subjects, painting dancers has given me great joy.