It’s funny, I remember when, many years ago, I was sitting in a watercolor workshop, and the instructor Cathy Lubke said, “Let’s paint a nice big poppy”. I responded, “I don’t do flowers”. And she said, “You will now!” Wow was she right. I fell in love that day and I have never really stopped! I’m passionate about my work. I want you to walk past it each day and automatically light up with a smile. Flowers are so delicate, so happy and so responsive to various conditions. Many close their petals as night falls and open again with the warm of the sun. I paint them to express that joy. That resilience and fervor to open and shine. I smile as I’m painting and I smile when one goes to a new home and I hope they make you smile too!