I usually paint natural subjects and my paintings tend to be representational. My paintings
reflect contradictions intrinsic to my subject matter. I am drawn to flora especially plants that
survive in unusual circumstances.
In my paintings of children I try to capture a different struggle and complexity. By doing their
faces in black and white, I remind the viewer of the mystery of childhood. I want the viewer to
be the interpreter on his own terms.
For many years I was an occupational therapist working with chronically mentally ill individuals.
My career demanded that I think creatively. This work plus living in Hawaii and travelling the
world opened my eyes to many cultures and environments. I started my formal art
training later in life. I currently take classes at the Art Students League of Denver.
I work in oils on canvas and linen.