"I am by nature drawn to drama and have honed a lifelong habit of eavesdropping and "innocent" voyeurism. If you have seen my Italian scenes (especially in Caffé Luna) over the years and most recently my exploration of "Beach People" (for which I am grateful to have received a fair amount of publicity), the storytelling and voyeurism becomes most evident. Being part Italian, I am naturally drawn to Italian people and culture (food, wine, cafés!). Quite honestly, I have a need to relive and recreate moments in Italy. These ongoing oils bring to reality the enduring beauty and intrigue of places like: Portofino, Venice, Tuscany, Florence, Lake Como, Bellagio, Rome, and more."