My painting considers the conversation of finding the divine voice within nature. There is so much to hear if we will take time to be still and listen. The days of sitting in a tree reading a book and eating my lunch, are a treasure of my childhood, deeply reflected in my painting as an adult. My current work, Fractured Places, considers the Duplexity of our life's moments. Chaos and Order, Grief and Celebration...they are never one at a time. My studio has been called a The Abbey for the past 7 years, as a place of reflection, solitude and creativity.
As my life turns a page, a chapter ...I am writing a whole new book ,I no longer need to seek the peace of the The Abbey. Peace now walks with me and into The Red Poppy, located in Monmouth Oregon, it is both a studio and gallery space. It is a space that celebrates the diversity and beauty of the Pacific Northwest's people and land.
The abbey is my second website which I'm currently merging here.