My ideas for my paintings come from many places. Some of my favorite subjects are the windows, doors, shutters and flower boxes I find in the villages and hilltop towns in Europe. At home, often, I like to set up a still life on my desk and paint what I see in front of me. Sometimes I paint from photos and reference material. Once you start painting, you see compositions for paintings everywhere. I've found a lot of inspiration from watching what goes on in my family room and out the back windows, the images are always changing with 3 dogs, the seasons in my garden, the time of day and the weather.