I’ve always had a creative outlet in my life, and for that I am truly grateful. 

Time  disappears and thoughts melt away. When the paint goes on just so, or my 

line seems to flow effortlessly, I feel a deep sense of connection within myself.

Other times I struggle with dabbing and scrubbing, and even turning the painting 

upside down to see what’s hiding in there. 

I feel fortunate to have the time to experiment.

Painting from life has been a great teacher for me. 

I’m learning to really see the subtle aspects of light, shadow, wind, and stillness 

that cloak my subjects.  

Also, time in the studio is important because I can play with the emotions, and 

issues that percolate inside me.