When I look at the world, I’m attracted to color and light, texture and shape. My inspiration for a painting can be generated from all manner of stimuli – a word or phrase, a color or textural element, weather, or a view from the road or an airplane window. I’m an intuitive painter, so that kernel of beginning may morph into a painting entirely different from its origin. It usually does.
Each day I walk through life astonished and grateful for the beauty that surrounds me. I see it in my garden, my community of friends and in the extraordinary environment and people of the Northwest where I live. I search for it in line, color, texture, like foraging a feast for the eyes. My process begins with this. The making is my way of expressing that joyful response in the form of jewelry or body adornments.