Creativity of all sorts and love of nature have permeated my life since I was a child.
Creativity has been an integral part of my life from early on spanning a broad range of mediums and expressions. However, it was not until mid-life that I decided to go back to school to get a formal art education with a quest to broaden my ability to express my experiences in a more meaningful way. Every season of life with its joys and its struggles are all part of the journey that gives life meaning and purpose. I find that as I enter the senior years of my life that I am more aware of the complex matrix and the perpetuity of life. In my art I endeavor to express the influences in my life of what I observe, what it has been, what it has become and what I hope it will be.
Over the years I have worked in oils, watercolor, and clay, mixed media, Acrylic Gouache and most recently Alcohol Inks.
Some of theThemes in my work have been in nature, florals, fertility, and life-roles.
In 1995 I graduated from Art College, became a grandmother, learned the computer, turned 50 and acquired a passion for fly fishing and fly tying.
Over the next 20 years the sport of fly fishing influenced my art in all it’s various aspects ~ entomology, fish, flytying and nature that accompany this field. After working on a painted commission of 50 intricately detailed fishing flies I went looking for a new adventure in my art. Abstraction was not something I had really explored for myself. So I went researching. I came across some work in a new to me medium – Alcohol Inks. I was fascinated by the vibrant colors and the fluidity of the inks and since then I am thoroughly enjoying the exploration.