I am a visual artist and poet, who has been drawing, painting, and writing since childhood.
Although I paint a variety of subjects, I have a special interest in portraiture and the figure. At a young age, I developed a fascination for anatomy and the human body from the works of Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. A career in nursing and some study of medical illustration give me a knowledge base from which to work.
In addition to rendering a likeness, I am particularly interested in how posture, body language, and color contribute to establishing a mood or feeling. Whether I capture the mood of the subject or my own mood, I want to validate the range of human emotions and how our bodies give messages about where our feelings lie.
Most recently I have been exploring the effect of focusing study from a position that does not include the subjectís face. I am now incorporating this perspective into a collection depicting women in a variety of settings, from formal to everyday. Through the diversity and mystery found in this group of paintings, I wish to portray the beauty and wisdom of women.