My process is a version of painting improvisation. As an intuitive painter, I begin with an intent that guides the painting process, and then I follow my impulse.
I like painting this way because I believe the creative process is most surprising when we engage it with an open heart. The result is not just a painting that expresses a visual concept but one that portrays an inner human experience or idea.
Color, adventure, movement, nature, symbols, spiritual challenges, mysteries, music, and learning inspire me. I love magic, storytelling, and connection. They are full of abundance and potential, the heart-and-soul food that binds my painting to the earth.
I am a life-taught painter. Watercolor painting is my first love which I’ve practiced since 2001. In 2015, I began my acrylic painting adventure.
I have been a featured artist by Northwest Artists Association and Magnolia Art Experience. My painting “Goodbye Adrian” was featured on the cover of the German magazine Raum & Zeit. I’ve exhibited at Sage Brush Art Studio in Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica, and at the Narthex Gallery in Seattle. My work has been collected in Asia, Europe, North and South America.
I teach art classes based on intuitive painting concepts from my studio in Queen Anne, Seattle. I combine movement, meditation, intuitive practices, and ways to release the inner critic through painting. I strive to find potential in everyone, enable transformations, discover the big picture, and remove barriers.
I like to follow my creative instinct which has led me to explore an extended writing project in 2022-23. I hope to release the details soon.
I have over 20 years of teaching experience in various settings and disciplines. I’m a passionate mother of two fantastic teenage kids. We have had many adventures traveling and rock climbing around the world. Seattle, Washington will always be home and in my heart.