As a geologist, painter, and printmaker, I strive to combine the technical world with the beauty of the landscape. Nature and the earth speak a language that few can decipher and many ignore. As a geologist, I interpret this language from a scientific and structural perspective. As an artist I feel it in a color-filled and emotional way. I am fortunate to understand both languages and be able to express the stories they carry in my paintings
My goals are to honor the wonders of Mother Earth in my art, to strengthen the soul connection we all have with the earth and to evoke appreciation and care for the environment.
“Art is the highest form of hope.” Gerhard Richter, 1982
Creating art is a form of meditation for me. During the shelter-in-place order, I am focusing on the abstract serenity and tranquility of clouds. In my Cloudscape series, enveloping myself in this dream world of color and form inspires me and gives me hope.
In light of my love for the earth, I make sure to use paints that do not contain heavy metals, and I never use solvents. Because of this choice I have a healthier studio environment and I reduce polluting waste streams—in my own studio, as well as in the manufacturing of the paints.