Artist Statement

My Water Media paintings harness the magic of mingling water and pigment and gesture. I look to remembered people, places, events, personal history, travels, mythology, reverie, and stream of consciousness for inspiration. I am a painter and sculptor and installation artist. My sculptures are larger than life sized portraits of real people. In my other life I have worked as an Art Therapist and Psychotherapist for many years, interacting with thousands of people in all stages of life. I have been told that the sculptures have a “psychological” quality. I have heard it said about my paintings as well. I have also been told that there is a theatrical feeling in the work. I have a background in theatre , and my imagination lives in both of these realms. I envision installations incorporating both paintings and sculptures and other things to express something about the experience of living in the world.