Evidencing painting and drawing skills as a child, I have pursued a lifelong art path. Though sidetracked briefly by practical choices as a young adult, I returned to watercolor in the mid-1970s in Houston, my career grew quickly; and I moved to New Mexico in 1983. Exploration of landscape painting in watercolor and acrylic, monotype, tinwork nichos with nudes, flower paintings in succession occupied the middle years. In the last 20 years, my painting has become abstract, influenced by yoga and study of the Eastern philosophies. As I was drawn to explore “the big questions of life” these themes have emerged in my recent paintings. I am self-taught and have lived and worked in Pojoaque, New Mexico, for 36 years.
My current abstractions explore the mystery of the universal spirit, cosmic energy, the nature of “one”. My work results from a long-lived art life, tolerance and acceptance of many different ways of being, and the natural evolution toward age and death. It seeks to inspire respect and awe of the grand design, to provoke thought and alter mood through contemplation and reverence, and to express gratitude for the “cosmic intervention” that has guided me to discover and live my purpose.
I began sculpting 10 years ago. Expressing the complexity of the human form challenges and inspires me, and my representations remind us that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes and is more about “spirit” than cultural ideals.