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We are all called to create. My compulsion is to make visible the inner landscape: images that convey emotions and experiences. I work abstractly, hoping to draw you into my paintings to make your own discoveries of the joy of being alive. Sometimes I start with a specific image or intention; other times I start by laying down color and responding to the images that are created subconsciously. My palette is inspired by sky and sea: memories of dawn breaking over pools I’ve trained in, palm trees before a thunderstorm, sunsets in coastal California, the ever-changing colors of the ocean as seen from the shore and underwater. In the end, I paint because it makes me happy. Stepping into the flow of the creative process, I lose sense of time and self, ending each session renewed and content.