From earliest childhood my urges to explore and create were nurtured by my family and friends. Growing up by the ocean, traveling the world, and living now in the mountains and forest have instilled in me an intense love for the beauty of the natural world. Whether in trees or water, animals or people, we are surrounded by light and color and it is my goal to reflect and capture this abundant wonder. Primarily a painter, I have tried many media, including pottery, paper-making, pastels, watercolor, oils, acrylics, alcohol inks, gouache, jewelry-making, printmaking, glass bead design, silk painting and mixed media. I love to experiment with color and form, and to learn new techniques. Abstract shapes and forms intrigue me, but I also love representational work. My goal is to transmit the radiance that my eyes perceive into a celebration on canvas or paper. Thank you for looking at my work.