Art is a Lie that makes us realize the Truth
— Pablo Picasso
Often drawing from the energy and feel of a subject, my pieces are abstract, sometimes active, sometimes calm. I am easily inspired by the warm waters of the nearby Gulf of Mexico.
I follow my brush. Energy guides me as I create new creatures, abstract landscapes and translate the world as I feel it, through art. Some of my canvas is organic -- palm bark and seed pods, some canvas is large, small, tactile, digital. Remnants of a familiar world in my work is translated a new way of seeing.
My lifetime obsessions and studies are of subjects that have a timeless quality... distant horizons, the movement of water in nature, and visual interpretations of music, specifically Jazz.
Fascinated with stained glass and miniature things, I have dedicated a portion of my studio or pushing the boundaries of glass which has resulted in the creation of miniature stained glass windows that you can wear.
I have a background in Arts Administration, gallery curating, arts ed., music, theater, educational program management and grass roots community projects. I have been an art center program manager, owner and director.
Educated at The University of the Arts
1991-1994 fine arts major
Also various workshops in technical theater, theater production, music, arts education, ceramics, sculpture, exhibit curating, organic farming, permaculture,