always found much of my imagery and inspiration in my imagination.
It has varied depending on what was happening in my life. When
I was a teenager, I painted about my feelings that I couldn't
express verbally. I used personal symbols to portray loneliness,
isolation, and fear. As a young woman I discovered that I could
use my painting to create positive change in my world. I designed
pinball machines that took the balls through the labyrinthian
halls of my psyche to heal wounds and sort out chaos. A ball
that found its way through all the traps landed in paradise.
When I moved from Cleveland to the tropics, my imagination was
fired by the vibrant, abundant life. It was so clean and lush.
I painted nature with an exaggerated flowing rhythm and attention
to its patterns. I added fantasy aspects to portray important
events in my life. Mermaids ushering away the spirit of a friend,
or emerging from dark waters to new life, or mourning the loss
of roots. I've used my imagination to form sacred places on canvas
where I feel balanced and whole."