Nature’s light greatly inspires me – the ever-changing brilliance of a sunset, the light glowing through delicately translucent petals of a flower, the shimmering ripples in a stream or waves gently making their way onto shore. I want my paintings to provoke and awaken the senses, transporting the viewer to a peaceful, quiet place within. Working in oil, acrylic or pastel, I’ve found it a fascinating joy creating paintings with an atmospheric luminescence.
Growing up in Portland, Oregon, I knew from an early age that art was my passion. At age 10, while copying Albrecht Durer’s drawing, “Praying Hands,” my mother said to me, “You are always happiest when drawing or painting”. This is a vivid memory for me and years later, upon reflection, proved to be an epiphany.