Making visual art is my meditation, my prayer, my refuge. It is my way of expressing how I see and experience life on this journey, depicting the images which have captivated me through the passage of time. Art is my tool for giving my thoughts and feelings context. With every brushstroke, every fleck and dollop of paint, I can create whatever my heart desires. There are no boundaries, no limits to what is possible in our universe, and this applies to art. If my art touches the heart of another human, then my work is successful.
I recently came back to my art after more than 30 years of not creating, not painting a single image. I completed my bachelor's degree in visual art guided by the late Professor of Art Joella Jean Mahoney, at University of La Verne in California. From there, I chose a vastly different career path. My inspiration for returning to the canvas and easel was the love, and loss, of my sister's precious and precocious pug, Divo. I wanted to give her a treasured memento of her little buddy, created in a medium I had never used used before: oils. It surprised me that I never delved into oils when I was in college, so I thought, 'This is where I need to begin. This will be the one which captures Divo's spirit.' His sweet smile and sparkling eyes keeps the memory of him alive each day.
At this time, I am focusing on landscapes, pet portraits, and nature. I am open to any new ideas for imagery, and I happily accept commissions.