I am miles away when I paint. My journey does not take me far from home, but as Twyla Tharp says, “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home”.
From early on, I have always felt that the creative process put me in my element. In my career I have used a variety of mediums to express myself.
I find inspiration in daily activities, and those things often become my subject matter. Painting images that surround me, I try to expose the beauty that everyday life provides for us ~ a road, a sky, or an animal. What motivates me is the connection I feel between nature and art.
I am drawn to oil paints for their luscious quality and the nature of their blending ability. They offer me the transformation I require to turn a blank slate into a small world, leaving me with a sense of accomplishment. I paint from the inside out ~ my unconscious guides my hands.