About the Artist
I began painting during a five year retreat from the world as a way to quiet the mind, expand my horizons and allow my deeper self to inform me through its language of symbols. Each painting has felt like a gift which teaches me on a very deep level. As I spend time with the paintings, I find their messages being fleshed out in dreamtime and in the way I view myself and the world, somehow becoming embodied within my consciousness and life experience. My hope is that in sharing these images, others will enjoy them and find that they speak with a language beyond words that may awaken aspects previously undiscovered. Viewed with an open curiosity to find the hidden images within light and shadow, one may discover a new and fresh experience of seeing the world from an unaccustomed perspective.
My paintings arise from a spontaneous process of playing with watercolor and texture on webbing sprayed paper. When the paint dries, I begin an evocative exploration of ‘seeing’ what wants to be enhanced and working to bring out the images that show themselves. Sometimes the main figure is obvious and surprising, however, just as often I am challenged as I feel unsure as to where the painting is going. I attempt to let spirit lead and let go of wanting to be in control, (just like every other sister and brother on the path). I have been encouraged when a viewer will see something of great meaning in a painting I couldn’t quite ‘translate’.
As a finishing touch, I hand embellish the border of each painting with gold leaf. In the framing process, the paintings are floated behind museum quality anti-reflective, UV blocking glass to insure visualization of the finest details.
Thank you for taking the time to explore my work. It is my way of opening up my process of deep and sacred communion with Spirit to share with you. It is my deep wish that you may find inspiration and solace within my work that blesses your life’s path. Namaste.