I learned how to focus on my creativity during the winter and how to find inspiration surrounded by the overwhelming natural beauty as I was growing up here. While painting in Fairbanks during the winter, my memory is filled with glimmers of colors and shapes collected during the long hours of summer light. These memories are filled with warmth and beauty. As I am creating these organic shapes on canvas, my memories of summer are awakened and give my brush inspiration. The large fluid petals come together creating an over-sized bloom and reflections of warmer days.