THE NATURE OF NATURE
my paradise panels ©
A new body of work, my paradise panels ©, addresses our shared experience of environmental concern. Surrounded as we are by imagery of destruction and despair, my paradise panels © offers an alternative viewpoint. This viewpoint is from the perspective of hope and a belief in our collective ability to heal our world. In the spirit of this point of view I created large, bold and dramatic paintings which showcase the joy and delight of the colors, creatures and spaces of our natural world. I posit a unique point of view combined with juxtapositions which challenge and ask questions of the viewer.
An early love of nature led to studies in science, a degree in Fine Arts and a degree in Education.
I have enjoyed a career both in the creation of fine art and teaching art in a variety of settings.
I enjoy the fun and freedom afforded by watercolor, the versatility of acrylic and the lush qualities of oil paint. I create and carry techniques throughout the mediums.
Our natural world is a source of awe and wonder. The science and beauty of nature inform my joy in expressing its power through art, be it with painting, drawing, photography or video.