Water is my secret weapon. I love its fluidity, its unpredictability. The joy of mixing water with pigment, whether watercolor or acylic, drives most of my art. I have learned to let the water speak for itself. It goes where it wants to go. I can only go along for the ride.
I have a curious mind. I paint what I want the world to be. I paint with strong color, strong shapes, strong composition. Sometimes I add bits of paper, fabric and other fun stuff to build an even more organic painting.
As a Kentucky woman who now calls California home, I’ve built a California sense of openness and belief in possibility on a solidly southern foundation. I care deeply about issues of our time, primarily the challenges facing Earth because of the impact of the climate crisis, a theme that appears in many of my paintings. I paint the beauty to be found in Nature, pulling from scenes in Kentucky, California, and from my many travels with my supportive husband, Ralph. A life-long feminist, I care about women’s issues and social justice and these too appear frequently in my paintings.

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