“After a mystical experience in 1997, I finally saw and understood that universal healing energy really does flow through each and every one of us when we express ourselves in any way. As a result, I accepted my path as an artist, which I had shunned before, in lieu of attempting to follow a traditional healer's route.
My latest artistic venture, oil painting, began in 2006. As most beginners, my focus has been on painting realism. I am attempting to work towards a more relaxed, impressionistic style, although I do still love the challenge that realism brings.
My goal for the past few years has been to paint scenes mostly in and around my home to prove to myself that I could "see a world in a grain of sand...a heaven in a wildflower...and hold infinity in the palm of (my) hand.." as William Blake has discussed, and to paint it.
I started painting to express the love I felt for each inspired scene. Although a photo could suffice, I felt I wanted to be one with the 'Creator' to try to capture the feeling of co-creation as I painted and to attempt to show the world how I perceive things.
I get 'hung up' on details because I am fascinated by the microscopic world. I like close-up scenes as opposed to vast landscapes because - as with people - no matter how unpleasant a particular scene may be, if you look close enough, you can always find some good.”
A Small Selection of my
Apple Tree Branches
Fern Under Snow
Grandma's White Pot on the Woodstove
Stone Cold Lady Tombstone Statue