Welcome Being present to the beauty of the every day a gesture a moment of calm a weathered wall a shaft of late afternoon light a bird in flight Art making is a meditative practice, influenced by many years of yoga and travel. Whether landscape, figurative abstraction, or nonobjective art, I find joy in the exploration of them all. Painting with acrylic and/or oil and incorporating pastel, ink, charcoal, photographs and commonly found materials, I layer and whether I plan to or not, often bury meaningful elements or text. What stays available of the foundation of a piece is an exciting part of the process. I especially love the dance between intention and spontaneity that allows each painting to come into its own.