Art has always been a way for me to connect with nature, and this has never been more evident than in my nature collages. Bark from a fallen tree, twigs, grasses, and pressed leaves all serve to enhance my paintings of the native Blue Ridge flora and fauna. I find all of this in my own backyard and in the surrounding woodlands and meadows. Nothing is harmed in the gathering process, and whatever is not used in the work is placed on my garden for mulch. Each piece is lovingly and meticulously crafted and is made to endure for many years bringing the essence of Nature and the mountains into your home.