This artist takes both pride and pleasure in the challenge of capturing in her work the extraordinary features of an ordinary setting. Her paintings enable the observer to feel the temperature and wind of a given moment, to perceive the unmistakable scent of a pine tree or a rose, to hear the sound of waves lapping at the shore, to savor the wine and cheese set before them, to respond to the emotion of a sitter, to experience the moment on canvas as if they were actually there.