Follow your HEART this is where ART lives!
I have an outsiders view, I always have. I always root for the underdog. When I paint, it is with an open heart, mind and soul. I practice every day to welcome uncertainty and create my visions.
By embracing Love, Truth & Benevolence, I strive to reorder the familiar in ways that disorient the viewer sufficiently to refresh their sensibilities and invite a rediscovery of wonder. My favorite thing to ask myself while painting, or living for that matter, is "Why not?"
While painting I work to share the snapshots of my mind, there is a constant process of bringing things to the forefront or covering up. Freedom and non attachment are my goal.
I am an eager participant in an age old trade, painting has been a constant in my nomadic life. My husband and three children have enjoyed many moves to various locations in the US and one abroad. Living and working in so many places throughout my adult life, I have left a piece of my heart in each place. But have gained such an education by learning to be open to change.
My ultimate goal is to spread love to the world and its occupants.
"Step back and listen to your painting. Then don't stop that impulse to scrape the whole left side or to add a streak of cerulean blue with your fingers. Listen to the painting with your whole body and the painting will tell you what to do. It will happen in a split second, this body "knowing." and you'll miss it if your everyday brain is in there scrambling everything up with opinions, judgements and learned solutions. It's hard to believe in this and harder still to act on it consistently, but it's the only way to stay on the risk-taking edge of your own creativeness and to experience the act of painting in all its simplicity and complexity. It's also the only way to make a good painting." Leigh Hyams
“The cosmic perspective not only embraces our genetic kinship with all life on earth but also values our chemical kinship with any yet-to-be discovered life in the Universe, as well as our atomic kinship with the universe itself”
Neil De Grasse Tyson
"This we know: All things are connected like the blood which unites one family.
All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth.
Man did not weave the web of life.
He is merely a strand on it.
Whatever he does to the web he does to himself."