Both the beautiful unexpected encounters with nature and the pain of the human condition take my breath away. But they also motivate me to try to express joy through my paint brush and empathy through my pen.
The messages that manage to grow through the weedy flux of my life are all I have to offer back to the world - my struggles, my gratitude, those moments of awe.
I am thrilled when others relate to my pieces and receive a sense of empathy or see a reflection of the spiritual. Like Georgia O'Keefe, I hope that my work possesses such an 'inner energy . . . that it cannot be ignored.'
"Spirit" 12" x 48" Acrylic on canvas
"Your piece titled 'SPIRIT' that I purchased a few years ago is breathtaking!
It graces a wall where I am enjoying it daily. . .its rich hues of blue-greens with swirls of both harmonious and complementary colours entwine as if by the force of a flame reaching upward.
It is beautiful! Thank you for creating something so meaningful!"
One hopes for something resembling truth, some sense of life, even of grace, to flicker, at least, in the work.
Jasper Johns, 2006
We are all called to be . . . repairers of creation.
Mr. Fred Rogers, 2001