My purpose in life is to illuminate the spirit through my art and attitude. I live in the Sierras between Sacramento and Tahoe with my husband, Chuck and our two golden retrievers on 5 beautiful mountain top acres. I have been inspired to draw, study and paint all of my life
with the never ending focus on the play of light on living creatures, whether they be trees, rocks, or breathing beings.
I was asked once why I paint by a well known plein air painter. I told him quickly, "It's me, it's what I do" Well, later that same day
as I headed out to paint, I realized that when I paint I get to become very intimate with my subject. I see it for what it really is.
Light, color, radiance, energy and a reflection of it`s surroundings. I'm brought to tears every time. That's why I paint. To share
that. To show that. To live that