I walk in the woods and take it all in: the ground, plants, trees, smells. If I see something interesting I photograph it or sketch it. Redwood duff underneath my feet or some trash in juxtaposition with a beautiful scene could hold my gaze. The unusual and odd need to be examined. I am particularly interested in native plants, old redwood trees, old logging equipment and aging tourist attractions. I use oil paint, watercolor, ink, pencil and pen in my work.