Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.
? Leonardo da Vinci

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About my art

Although I draw on a rich history of women artists in my family, I am a late bloomer, not claiming my creativity until after I turned 50.

As I embarked on my own journey of discovery and healing, creative expression became essential. It has helped me to find my way through the challenges of living in an aging body and taking on the work of becoming an elder. An impulse or idea draws me into the studio, beginning the arduous process of finding my way through layers and layers of paintings until, like magic, the painting quickly comes together into its finished state. What emerges in the end is a snapshot of sorts that reminds me of all that transpired during the process of creation. While it is deeply personal for me, the viewer only sees the finished product, an image both solid and mysterious.

I am primarily a self taught artist. My formal training includes classes in weaving, fiber arts, Pomo basketry, Expressive Arts, Life Drawing and Encaustic Painting.