Art is life..
“ Most of us on the brink of trying something new are likely to ask “Can I do it?'”But for all of us the question “How do I do it?” is a better place to start”
Ellen J. Langer, On Becoming an Artist
I consider everything I have done in my life a creative endeavor. From teaching high school and college to raising my children and designing experiments during my doctoral work and as a cell biologist, I have explored my creativity. In 2016 I picked up a paintbrush and decided it was time to paint, something I have wanted to do since childhood. The artist inside finally had the courage to express herself. I am self-taught and consider every painting an experiment, working and reworking it until I get to were I want to go. This has taught me perseverance, patience and self-forgiveness. I am inspired by where I live in rural North Carolina and the outdoor spaces I visit in the world. What I most strive for is to capture the beauty around me.
At Dragonfly Pond
A selection of my most recent paintings.