|What is your area of practice or discipline?||Although, I have various responsibilities and interests and a small area in which to create, it is as necessary as fresh air and water that I nurture my soul creating art. I always have a work in progress, that permeates my being . There are the days that I immerse myself deeply. Time stands still. Hours pass until I am able to come back to the world around me and ground myself in reality, gardening, socializing, exercise, nature until the canvas beckons and I must listen. The trick is to not lose sight of the delicate balance between both worlds.|
|Who Are you? What do you do?||I work in acrylics on canvas using brushes and experimenting with almost anything to achieve the result that inspired me to interpret and communicate what grabbed me.|
|How did you get there?||The magic of creation was therapy for a shy little girl, but it would take a long and circuitous route to embrace and liberate the artist within.
Many layers had to be peeled away before I could accept and love that little girl in order to create authentically, joyfully and fearlessly.
|What was your transformational experience?||Diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder two years ago culminating in 24” x 36” acrylic “The Fog has Lifted”|
|What is your biggest success?||That I can appreciate and embrace the richness, colour, texture, patterns and connectivity that has brought me to now. After a chaotic upbringing that is the goodness, I have found hiding in the shadows.|
|If you could go back and do something differently, what would that be?||I wouldn’t change a thing. It has all been necessary to guide me to now and I love the power of now!|
|What are you working on now?||18” x 24” acrylic/wrapped canvas “Belonging” (a female figure sitting on a bank overlooking a windy wavy ocean, distant misty shores very much connected to nature)|
|Who are your influences? Or who would you like to give a shoutout to?||I’m inspired by the many wonderful artists in our community. Georgia O’Keefe, Bev Doolittle are a couple of my favorites.|