I strive to capture the sweetness of reality – to find pleasure and joy in the present moment. My work is a meditation on the present moment. Painting from life, I find myself communing with the subject as I pour over its colors, shapes and shadows. Lost in the dance I lose all track of time and truly notions of limitation.

Working only in natural light, I work steadily to capture the life within my subject. My work reaches into the past to learn and practice with the old masters.

The Dharma Year

I believe the universe is conspiring to give me exactly what I need. In the past five years of teaching I have given a great deal of energy to supporting students in their artistic and theatrical journeys. I have grown a great deal as an artist. It is that growth that led me to seek other pathways for my life. I asked the universe to provide me with the opportunity to simply make art. For so long I have cried in anguish, “if only I could have enough time to just MAKE!”

The powers that be have answered my cries. I have been laid off from my position as a high school art teacher. I have the space I desire to simply create. This marks the beginning of my Dharma Year. A year devoted to my purpose, my passion, my ease of being. A year of thrusting myself into the momentum of my work.

I have fears. But I also have the utmost confidence in myself and my ability to work with diligence in achieving goals.

Please join me on my journey – subscribe to my blog “Seeking Joy” and check in regularly to see how things progress. I hope to inspire you to find your own purpose, passion and joy.