Artist Statement

How an artist becomes inspired is complicated. My inspiration often comes from the universal, daily struggles we face, with an emphasis on HOPE.

Forty years in nursing gave me an up-close knowledge of the challenges we all face. It also gave me a deep appreciation for the courage and resilience we need to navigate life. For me, art and nature have provided the balance and peace to life’s complexities. Encaustic and mixed media have helped me with the narratives. I use layers, colors, and embedded found objects to address the issues while celebrating perseverance, reinvention and second chances.