My art is inspired by who I am at my core, what I love, value, and deeply care about.
I create images that will inspire other women and bring joy, alignment, and connection to their own Wise and Wild Women. The more I paint I realize that each painting has a message and the women that appear are coming for a reason. My paintings are evolving into offering healing on the deepest soul level.
I started creating art when I was around three or four and then went to elemenatry school in the 1950s where artistic creativity was highly discouraged.
Luckily there was still a spark left burning when I went off to college so I majored in art at Ohio State University, and ended up with a BFA and an MFA in ceramics in 1969. I loved clay and I found my spiritual-self during those years of creating pottery, clay sculpture and tuning into the soil of Mother earth.
In 2005 I returned to Oregon after 12 years living in New Zealand. I left my women’s circles and community and felt such deep grief, even though I had made the conscious choice to return. One dreary winter I began painting on clay with bright colored glazes and discovered that I naturally wanted to paint women, the soul of women, emotions, deep, feelings, and true connection to self.