My early art career was in botanical illustration, which is all about precision and correct representation. Then, I moved into liquid paint techniques. I choose colors, set an intention or a prayer, and then pour the paint onto the canvas. It makes its own art! I interpret it like a Rorschach test, refining, I remove the excess, the way a sculptor would carve away the obscurations to the form. I have now reached my goal of combining the precision of reality with the metaphorical vision arising from within… Mixing Symbolic Art with abstract expressionism and magical realism.
In 2006 I won the grand prize for national gallery call in Berkeley, CA for multimedia art, based on the Pope’s climate change address. I produced a small version of the Nature Within Multimedia experience, featuring my art, music and poetry as well as the poetry of others. I like to create both music and art that is clarion call to that which brings joy, positive change and wholeness. My art expresses the wonder at creation, and intends to inspire, comfort, encourage and enliven. My desire is to help people to connect to the best within them, so we can rise up together.