I am an artist turned on by color and the energy of life. Pushing paint and colors around has been a passion since I was a very young girl. I pour, drip, pastel, splash  and layer. I use big and small brushes but most often lately it is my fingers that move the paint. At seventeen a teacher at the Kansas City Art Institute introduced me to the power of color temperature. It is the core of my work and teaching.

Being in nature ignites my senses. I am struck by the interaction of the order and the chaos. The endless combinations of lines, shapes and colors of the trees and vegetation are jumping off points. The ocean holds a continuing fascination. For me it is a symbol of the eternal rhythm of being. Its infinite wave patterns suggest the endless possibilities in the universe. I challenge myself to invent marks that best define my reactions and passion.

Global warming alerted us to the fragility of our environment. My work is a cry

to my viewers to want to preserve it. We all need open spaces of beauty to

exist and dream.