As a child in rural Pennsylvania, I grew up watching my mother paint and
sketch idea for clothing she wanted to create. Most of my time was spent
outside, building forts,exploring old homesteads and pretending I was a
wild horse. My ties to the outdoors remain strong
Watercolor was a perfect medium as it was light, portable and could go on any
adventure. It has really helped me see my surroundings in a more appreciative
and detailed way. I love the colors and free flowing way the paint goes on the
paper. It seems to be in tune with the unpredictability, adaptability and
movement of nature. It never turns out the same and is always a surprise.
Silk painting has the free spirit of watercolor with the added advantage that
you can wear it and it feels so good.
Montana with folks of all ages, helping them do things they never
thought they could do again. It has given me an appreciation for
movement and anatomical structure which helps me find balance in my