I’ve always loved thunderstorms. Heavy rain, rumbling thunder that you can feel deep in your chest. God seems extra near as the sky lowers toward us. As the storm approaches, the sky changes, the colors shift as a cool wind blows in. These colors are the colors I love to paint with, deep almost black colors, muted grays, silver, the gold sifting through clouds. These colors inspire me.
The landscapes and animals of Louisiana and Brazil also inspire me. I love the endless rolling hills, the mountains bursting through clouds, live oaks draped in moss, and graceful birds. These two places are very special to me. My husband was born and raised in Brazil and we currently live in Louisiana where I grew up.