Now more than ever, I believe humanity needs nourishing art. We cannot expect to thrive as spiritual beings with starved souls.
Nature as My Muse. Art as My Medicine.
I grew up in a Swiss Family Robinson story and always felt a deep connection to nature. The overflowing beauty of Oregon provides endless streams of healing inspiration.
A leaf…a feather…the magical way light breaks through the trees, the illusive horizon at sea; these things fuel my passion to paint.
Former Surfer – The sand. The ocean. The surf. I always wanted to be Gidget.
My Passions– Being in nature, swimming, hiking, traveling, inspiring and uplifting others, and of course, painting and drawing.
Body of Work – This recent series tell the story of a journey back to self. My hope is that others will resonate with the images and feel a deeper sense of joy, freedom and personal power.
Series #1 – Boats: Paintings inspired from time spent boating with my family. The peace and tranquility of the open vessels floating on water were the calm I needed during a turbulent time.
Series #2 – Surf: I am often drawn back to the ocean and began painting surf and beach scenes with beach balls and surfer girls and colorful memories of a joyful time spent at the Oregon coast.
Series #3 – Spirit Warrior: Paintings of women, headdresses and feathers; symbolizing bravery, courage and spirituality.
I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arizona State University, where I studied under Earl Linderman and Jack Breckenridge, two of my favorite artists. My art studio is located in Portland and visitors are most welcome by appointment.