I simply love to draw! I am able to control proportions, details, and experiment with composition best using this medium. Like my watercolor work, I want the viewer to see my mark making in my pencil work. My style is to create a loose energetic composition without losing the likeness of my subject. I try to have lots of value change in my work to help the eye travel around my composition. My influences as an artist have been John Singer Sargent, Norman Rockwell as well as many illustrators such as Tasha Tudor, Holly Hobbie, James Gurney, Claire Walker Leslie and Beatrix Potter.