I'm currently working on a few project samples for paint nights that are coming up this spring and fall. Paint nights are a lot of fun...wine and paint, there's nothing better. My favorite thing is to share my favorite thing with others and, hopefully, to teach a few things in the mix. Preparing for these events is good for me as an artist as it makes me think of the choices I make and why I make them when I paint. I know I often say that I paint intuitively, which is true for the most part, but I am also very aware that I can make these intuitive choices because I have studied and practiced for many years. There are certain elements of design that I that follow, such as line, contrast, value, colour, repitition, balance and composition, which always remain in the back of my mind. Even though I may not be consciously aware of why I make particular decisions, these thoughts are always in mind. My hope is that I can impart some of the knowledge that I have received throughout the years while making these events fun for everyone.