Artist Statement 2015

"The process of painting and art making is so far-out, to me, that I'm on my knees before I start. I mean it's humbling because it's a gift to create, and I don't take it for granted."

The power of art is a profound and compelling mystery. Art is about passion, illumination, obsession and the raw goods of the soul. It's an alchemical process. When I face a blank canvas and feel the adventure coming on, I never think about how much work it's going to be, instead I open to the fullness of this moment. And it begins. 

For over twenty years I've practiced oil painting and mixed media, joyfully present in my work, merging self with medium. Nothing is more exciting for me? My artwork is my own and connects me with the whole of life. It doesn't come easy, but it sure is fun. 

 I paint a lot of cats, and I don't ask why.