My work is created on either canvas or paper and rendered in the mediums of acrylic, oil stick, pencil and china marking pencil. Some of my images are composed over a background of multi-layered paint which is applied in movement-swept strokes. These color-field backgrounds offer the viewer a sense of depth and surface rhythm.

“Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manifestation of nature agree to find new shapes.”
—Kahlil Gibran     

My subject matter varies from the organic forms, shapes and design elements found in nature to the mystical, ceremonial and picture-writing symbols created by ancient civilizations, cultures and religions. Typically, my compositions attempt to pare down images to their essential, universal forms. 

“Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.”
—Paul Klee

Overall, my body of work is an interpretive study of and a reverent look at the following themes: Nature’s organic forms and shapes including trees, leaves, plants, flowers, rocks and bones; circle shapes and symbols including celestial forms, the mandala and the Native American dream catcher; stone structures as landmarks and communication symbols including Britain’s Stonehenge, Celtic cairns, and the Inuit, Inuksuit; hieroglyphics and picture-writing symbols including Mayan and Egyptian glyphs; and masks and ceremonial symbols from the African, Mayan and Olmec cultures.

“All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.”
—Federico Fellini

Through my art, I wish to honor nature’s beauty, the ancient arts and symbols of human existence, and past artists. My work has been most influenced by my outdoor discoveries, by time spent abroad, by art and spiritual studies, and by my journey as a mother.