Art surrounds my life like a blanket, filling my senses with joy and giving me a place to weep with color. Sometimes art is a mirror of my life, but other times it is what remains after life filters through my vision.
My art is about color and light. The way light bounces off buildings in the afternoon sun, shadows flickering like transforming clouds. The colors vibrate next to each other, the patterns of leaves and bricks create harmony. The wavering reflections in windows, puddles and canals continue to fascinate me - sky and water become one. I have painted flowers over and over for 20 years, yet the pure hues continue to blend and dance in my watercolors like newborns.
The silence of the ocean as I swim below the surface inspires me. The waves above leave twisting shadows on the progressing, swirling sand. The rainbow fish darting among the coral remind me of insects hovering around thriving buds as I gaze into the mystery of the deep azure, waiting for the turtle, manta or shark. The breath of my soul is often revealed through the mystical depths of the ocean or the burst of color on a fragrant bloom.