I paint to give expression to nature, personal contemplations, and the ever-mysterious energies of life. These elements, often pulsing beyond myself, are the inspiration for my art. When engaged in this creative process, I am able to access the underlying foundation that flows within all things. Expressionistic painting, like any form of creativity, requires trust. I give birth to the inspiration and then must step into the dance with Eros—listening and responding to the wildness, showing up and surrendering at the same time, while allowing the piece to take on a life of its own.
Mostly self-taught, I have worked with oils and chalk pastels and currently work with acrylics, as in the selection below. My work has been shown in solo and group exhibits in Michigan and North Carolina, and collected for homes and businesses. In addition, my artwork has been published in calendars and on book covers.