I can’t remember when drawing and painting were not a part of my life. Art was always my go-to visual diary for my deepest feelings. For me, there is nothing quite like it except possibly the feeling of immersion in nature…just color, space, and sound.
I spent the first part of my life growing up in Southern Calif., attending Chouinard and graduating from California Institute of the Arts.
In the late 80’s I moved to Minnesota with my husband and one-year-old child. It was not long before the impact of the seasons hit me. The natural evolution of the seasons fascinated me and I was able to attend an extended program at The Minnesota School of Botanical Arts. There I learned skills that enabled me to go in a new and interesting direction….I was able to explore art and nature in a way I had never done before.
As time went on my interests in the natural world took on more meaning and importance for me. On this site, I offer my works of Botanical Arts, which I believe ultimately led to my interest and concern for my new series on endangered species. I loved doing it and as painful as the facts are concerning these animals my hope is that their extraordinary beauty will encourage interest in their plight.