Art has always been my refuge - a sacred, secret place where I could step out of conceptual mind and explore the world of feelings and alternative realities. Growing up in DC, and later as a student in Paris, museums felt to me like places of worship, or sources of nourishment.
I’ve spent much of my adult life as an expat, teaching contemplative practice and creative process. Spending so much time in a foreign culture reinforces universal themes of what it means to be human, and also presents a unique view into our differences.
On some level we are all refugees, looking for solid ground under our feet. My hope is to convey how art is a bridge that connects us with something larger than ourselves, and encourages us to realize that we are not alone.
Though I have been painting my whole life, when I was recently introduced to encaustics, my world changed overnight. The nature of the medium allows for a thrilling array of possibilities.
These days, my home base is Crestone, Colorado.