Project Description


It is in those moments of unconscious awareness and daydreaming  that many ideas are birthed. These are sacred times I always want to protect. As I pause and respond to this state of mind, I often receive a new vision. Experimenting, discovering new textures, or even playing with a new medium often lead to surprising but pleasant discoveries.

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”  Edgar Degas

Painting Just Passing Through

“Just Passing Through”

Mixed Media on Board with Frame | 30.5″ x 54.5″

This mixed media painting is a collage of organic and inorganic elements with impasto acrylic gesso.  I wanted to capture the fleeting nature of life, as in a myriad of leaves on still waters.  In one moment floating, in the next drifting.

Painting Leaves Fascinate Me

“Leaves Fascinate Me”

Mixed Media on Canvas | 24″ x 36″

The infinitely variable designs that nature presents led me to create this leaf-layered compostition of colors, texture and form.

The painting A Drop of Winter

“A Drop of Winter”

Mixed Media on Canvas | 24″ x 36″

On a rainy, autumn day while passing through the backwoods of rural Michigan, I was struck with a beautiful scene of falling leaves and flurries of snow dancing in the air.

Mixed Media painting on two layered glass

“Ah!  Sunflowers”

Mixed Media on Two Layered Glass| 11″ x 28″

I visited the Biltmore Estate (Asheville) two summers ago. I was welcomed by this breathtaking field of sunflowers!  It was my first time to see a huge array of big, bright yellow flowers. What an awesome sight it was!

Alcohol Ink Painting

“Sun Dance”

Alcohol Ink on Acetate Paper| 14″ x 14″

Autumn brings so much color in the landscape. It just takes my breath away!