Artist’s Statement, 2015

Art is a language that surges within me in response to a vast, mysterious world.  Through creating, I fight my way through surface impressions; press beyond darkness and affirm that it can never overcome light; and explore emotions and energy beyond where words can reach. I unearth a place of goodness and hope.

For many years, I tried to suppress this language. Working in international relief, I felt it could not urgently or adequately address the evils I witnessed in the world. It felt too slow and clumsy to reverse urgent emergencies such as poverty or abandonment. But it was a language that refused to be silenced; and I now believe, communicates to hearts as nothing else can.

I mix media freely, although watercolor or printmaking techniques often form the base from which I build. Concepts of energy, contrast, and flow guide my process. Experiences around the world contribute to my subject matter, with “spiritual journey” a paramount theme.

Through painting, I see.


Exhibits (click links to view art)

2017

Thompson Valley Art League 2017 National Fine Art Show, Loveland, CO (juried)

2016

Gallery at Studio j, November exhibition, Denver, CO (juried)

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Cottonwood Center for the Arts: “Text_Message”, Colorado Springs, CO (Juried)

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Kreuser/AHA Galleries: “May Flowers Bring Art Showers”, Colorado Springs, CO (Juried)

Shine Like Stars at Castle Oaks Covenant Church, Castle Rock, CO

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Shine Like Stars, 2015, Castle Oaks Church, Castle Rock, CO

2015

Colorado Springs Art Guild Spring Show 2015: Impressions (Juried)

Shine Like Stars 2015: Colorado Springs First Friday gallery

2014

Flourish Freedom Sunday “Rise Up” 2014, Colorado Springs, CO (collaborative exhibit for human trafficking awareness event)

Colorado Springs Art Guild Spring Show 2014: Metamorphosis (Juried)

Sunny Vista Art Show 2014, Colorado Springs, CO (Juried)

Colorado Springs Art Guild Regional Autumn Show 2014 (Juried)

Flourish First Friday Art Exhibit 2014, Colorado Springs, CO (collaborative gallery)

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First Friday Flourish Exhibit, 2014, Colorado Springs, CO

2013

Flourish Freedom Sunday “Rise Up” 2013, Colorado Springs, CO (collaborative exhibit for human trafficking awareness event)

Modbo Small Works 2013, Colorado Springs, CO (Juried)

Colorado Springs Art Guild Spring Show 2012 (Juried)