Landscapes, birds and animals are my current subject matter. As I paint I commune and connect with nature. In the beginning I draw what I see and it becomes what I feel.
During painting I transform familiar objects, representing them just enough for the viewer to make their own meaning from my abstraction while allowing the viewer to take time to appreciate and to personally assess.
Currently working in water color and pastels on archival papers I continue to explore new means of creative expression through all available mediums, materials and tools. I loved to camp while growing up in Seattle. The trees, the
mountains and water inspired my earliest drawings as they do today.
Living in Tucson has added cactus, rocks, skies and desert brushes to my landscapes. I have found freedom while painting. During the process of creating art my mind and body connect. For me painting is pure pleasure.