Artist in Residency for December 2017
Native Oregonian. Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arizona State University.
Studied under Earl Linderman and Jack Breckenridge. Art studio in Sellwood.
Why I Paint - Now more than ever, I believe humanity needs nourishing art. We cannot expect to thrive as spiritual beings with starved souls.
Nature as My Muse. Art as My Medicine. - I grew up in a Swiss Family Robinson story and always felt a deep connection to nature. The overflowing beauty of Oregon provides endless streams of healing inspiration. A leaf…a feather…the magical way light breaks through the trees, the illusive horizon at sea; these things fuel my passion to paint.
Former Surfer - The sand. The ocean. The surf. I always wanted to be Gidget.
My Passions - Nature, exercise, inspiring and uplifting others, and of course, painting and drawing.
Body of Work - This series of paintings tell the story of a journey back to self. My hope is that others will resonate with the images and feel a deeper sense of joy, freedom and personal power.
Series #1 - Boats: Paintings inspired from time spent boating with my family. The peace and tranquility ofthe open vessels floating on water were the calm I needed during a turbulent time.
Series #2 - Surf: I felt drawn back to the ocean and began painting surf and beach scenes with beach balls and surfer girls and colorful memories of a joyful time spent at the Oregon coast.
Series#3 - Spirit Warrior: Paintings of women, headdresses and feathers; symbolizing bravery, courage and spirituality.