My artwork is created by using layers of colored pencil over a watercolor wash on brown museum board. This allows me to start my values in mid range and work towards both light and dark. The brown paper helps me achieve rich, but muted, colors. My subject matter is totally from my imagination, but is inspired from real life. The fantasy world I paint began with two house dragons. I have created a whole world around them, based on my childhood on my grandparents farm, where my grandfather would smoke a pipe and tell us stories by the fire.