What we focus on we amplify. I choose to focus on beauty. Beauty is not always beautiful. I paint about choosing to find beauty. I paint about what I want to see more than I paint about what it is that I actually see. I record the present so that each painting will document the past while having an eye towards a future and a hope. I always paint about hope.
THE LOVE SERIES
Acknowledges Love as the generative, driving force of the Universe.
THE SOUL SERIES
This series focuses on reaching beyond what is seen to what is transformative and life giving.
I was struggling with perfectionism. The need to control the outcome in life and in art was crippling me.
So I took the most magnificent, enormous, expensive piece of handmade French Arches paper and I tossed it in Lake Michigan.
Soaked and full of sand, I left the paper out over night to dry on top of a friend’s kayak. As I started to paint on the beach, where sand was everywhere and I could control so few elements of the work, I practiced surrendering to the beauty of imperfection. In releasing control to nature, I found so much joy in the “mistakes” and the unexpected.
The beach, the sand, the water, and the weather introduced me to the flow of life. I am forever changed, and the art flows with me, to better and more beautiful places.
Note: The Love Particle started as a single piece and I divided it into two because it became a present for two sisters, as a symbol of their shared past, their shared blood, and their future." These two pieces are in private collection, but are available as giclée prints.
THE ANGEL SERIES
The Angel Series ponders the magnificent unseen in everyday life.