I paint to immerse myself in what I see that I translate through the movement of feelings and light. When I paint, I often feel deeply connected to the painters who came before me and to our human history. These moments are pure magic. As my ability to see deepens, so does my ability to feel the movement of light and all of this enriches my experience as a painter.
As a young woman I painted and attended Philadelphia Collage of Art for a short time. However, life took me in a very different direction, practicing law and mediation in California, facilitating individuals and couples, and teaching Ethics at UC Berkeley with my husband.
Ultimately, my spiritual process brought me back to painting and deeper into myself. The movement of shapes and light, rich colors and fleeting glimpses of light dancing with each arising and falling moment nourishes my soul. Connecting and capturing the beauty of the human figure or a place, be it countryside or cityscape, is such a privilege and enlivening way to be with myself and our world.
Since returning to painting in 2010, I study regularly with Gabriel Mark Lipper Ashland. I've had the good fortune to travel extensively, studying and painting with David Leffel, Sherrie McGraw, Jacqueline Kamin, Marc Delassio and Gregg Kreutz to name a few.
I show my work at the Ashland Art Center.