Painter, Illustrator and Teacher
Much of my work depicts the beginning and ending of life, the seasons changing, the gloamings of the day, dawning, dusk, bright moonlit nights, the thresholds of both birth and death. I am inspired by mythology and the power of the imagination, to know a kind of truth that runs far deeper than that which is tested. I consider the extraordinary nature of Earth, its geology and botany and its making and remaking of itself, as well as our place in the Universe. More often it is the crossing of the vital points that I have felt deeply aware of being alive and most creative and inspired. Giving birth to my daughter and standing by those loved ones who have died has given me a critical and lasting sense of the tenderness and vividness of our actuality. My paintings are my effort not to forget these places and how extraordinary life is. I endeavor to express my love of Earth and in my romanticism, I actively speak out about beauty and ask you to remember where you are and all that has gone before you, to bring you to this moment.