My art emerges from deep places inside. I am willing to be led by intuition and process to discover what paint and form have to show me now. My intention is to stretch toward the images my secret self chooses to reveal. When my artwork appears childlike and immediate, I am in touch with the deep pools of memory and desire within me. Recently I have been applying layers of printed, painted, and drawn-on papers which I then can cut and tear to uncover lines and images that can then be seen. Creation comes from destruction. I am exploring my relationship with my natural body-self.
I use acrylic paint and inks, paint markers, collage techniques, and wax crayons in my paintings. I use various kind of scrap materials in the sculpture I make.
My studio is at Convergence, A Creative Community of Faith. There, I teach two courses. “Mindful Meditation for Enhanced Creativity,” makes use of meditation and journaling to help participants develop inner strength and presence to deal effectively with the blocks and fears that retard their creative endeavors. I also teach the course “Image Play” which combines image making and writing in a dialogic approach that helps participants to discover new wells of creativity within themselves. I serve on the Board of Directors of The Arlington Artist Alliance. I have presented numerous artist talks on the history of abstract art for The Arlington Artist Alliance and the Del Ray Artisans Gallery in Alexandria. My artwork has been shown at numerous venues and galleries in the Washington Metropolitan Area.
I have a BA in Fine Art from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. I have studied painting and sculpture from artists in the metro area including Cecily Corcoran, Robin Croft and Rosemary Luckett.