In 1997, following many years in professional careers, my husband and I relocated to rural southern AZ largely to pursue our dreams of doing art full time. After building our straw bale home and studio we set about to do just that. I have found the big sky, the atmospheric clarity, the mountains, the night skies and the openness intoxicating. These things as well as the brilliant colors of the southwest impact much of my work. The creative power in art can make the invisible visible. My passion is expressing the majesty and mystery, beauty and truth that are revealed through natural and spiritual realms. Painting is a way of expressing not only the seen but the unseen, which to me are interwoven. The challenge is to paint not only what my eyes see but also what my spirit, in its connection to God, sees – in other words, to make the invisible visible.
Over recent years I have developed a technique which utilizes unique materials that offer the viewer a dynamic, interactive experience. This experience is created by working in layers, primarily in oils and/or acrylics, epoxy resin and light interactive materials. The light interactive materials split light into its spectral colors much like a rainbow, but they also change in color depending on the angle of light they receive and the angle of the viewer. Thus, as the viewer moves across in front of the painting, the colors in some areas change, captivating attention and creating a memorable experience.