A Message from the Artist & Resume
My art arises from the place where Nature, imagination, myth and Spirit co-mingle. Originally working exclusively in transparent watercolor for over two decades, I now focus primarily on environmental art; both ephemeral and more permanent sculptures made from natural materials. Spiral meditations reflect The Journey. Faerie houses embody the longing for Sacred space…and delight. All are created in reverence for Mother Earth and the healing power of the Divine Feminine.
Currently I make sculptures out in the environment and in my studio out of natural materials, primarily those I have gathered myself. I also continue to sketch and draw and work in other visual formats; watercolor, digital media and photography to hone my skills and explore other methods of expression.
The process of creating environmental art is mysterious. Sometimes it begins with an idea, or an inner prompting to work with a particular location or material. Always what is required is a deep sensitivity to the rhythms of the landscape, the seasonal shifts and the flight of the sun or moon across the sky. One enters the field of creativity the same way one enters a secret glade in the forest- quietly and with reverence. Keeping the lines of communication open between myself and whatever natural forces may be present in the landscape allows me to see more deeply into a moment in space and time and endeavor to create a work of art that arises out of this mystery.
For me the essence of what I am doing as an artist is to create works that bring the Human heart back into connection with the natural world thru the doorway of wonder, whimsy or magic. It is our disconnection from the Earth that has brought untold suffering to ourselves and to millions of other beings with whom we share this magnificent jewel of Life sailing thru the black void of empty space. We must reconnect with the Earth if we are to survive. It is not an option, it is imperative. In order for us to care for the planet we must love it once again. If just a single piece of my work can inspire the viewer to make a connection back to this planet (the only home we have) and to live their lives with a deeper respect and love for the Earth while they are here, then it will have served its purpose.