“What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life.”
—- Walt Whitman
The exploration through portrait of our inner and outer selves. What we present to others in given situations. What we can learn about ourselves and others from being quiet, watching, listening, learning to respond thoughtfully rather than to react rashly.
I create both functional and conceptual art in different mediums: Acrylic paint on canvas; embroidery images and words; and creative writing. I am interested in creating work that stirs an emotional response in the viewer, work that communicates the beauty and suffering in our complex existence.
I studied art at Northern Illinois University and graduated in 1982 with a BFA in painting. I have continued painting and creating throughout my life. I have lived in Longmont, Colorado since 2004 and enjoy being a part of its creative community.