My childhood dream was to be a dancer. Due to an injury at age 16, I redirected my creative expressions into other areas.Wanting to be what I thought of as practical, I studied advertising design and illustration at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale but later returned to my core desire to study painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Post Baccalaureate. Cairn University taught me how to dig deep and go beyond the surface of my theology.
I have spent more than 20 years as a therapist; often using creative modalities as a means of helping individuals find healing from emotional, physical and spiritual trauma. Through the course of practice and discovery I have developed Transforming Truth Imagery; a process coupling prayer and art for healing. One of my greatest joys is watching another’s face at the “Ah Ha” moment as they are discovering themselves and truth. As a therapist working with severally traumatized individuals I learned the more we explored the more depth an individual discovered in their own planes of soul and spirit. Subjects in nature provide a platform of expression for this multi-dimensional: physical, emotional, spiritual world for me.
Inspiration is drawn from the land, dreams, imaginings and faith. Texture, color, and the dimension created by the layering of theme, light, hues and sometimes objects help tell the story. I create with the desire to draw the viewer into a work to look beyond the surface impression and find more…to dance as they look closer to observe detail as well as step back to take in the larger view. Through seeking and discovery meaning can evolve to bring hope, freedom and life.