The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. PabloPicasso.
In my youth, I adored all things nature, from rocks to birds, to lizards and frogs. As a military brat, I enjoyed living in diverse locations--Alaska, Guam and various locations in the lower 48. I was a collector, creating "museums" out of boxes and Saran wrap. I wrote poetry and sketched. While in college, I studied natural sciences and art, ultimately moving to a career in medicine. As a family physician and mother, I had little time to pursue art. During all those years I revisited my portfolio from college, wondering if that creative person still existed. I thoroughly enjoyed my life as a physician, feeling honored to have had the trust of and close relationships with my patients. My retirement in 2001 afforded me the opportunity to explore "that creative person." I currently work primarily in acrylic with the addition of ink, charcoal, graphite and watercolor pencil. A hallmark of my work is the multiplicity of layers.
This website shows my ongoing artistic development. Like my art, it, too, will be a work in progress.