Classically trained as a realist painter, her work is meant to echo her fascination with the passage of time, our journey through it, and the complex and fragile layers of our existence. Known for her exquisitely painted, intensely lyrical art, her style and subject matter are strictly her own, yet her constant experimentation keeps her work fresh and magical. With her mixed media pieces, in particular, she reflects an astonishing ability to invoke both mystery and clarity.
Having lived in Santa Fe since 1993, she has conducted workshops throughout the United States for the past twenty years and imparts her passion for art to her students while teaching them the solid skills that are at the heart of her own work.
She is proficient in oil, acrylic, encaustic, and bronze, and she frequently combines them for maximum effect. Her work has appeared in many publications, such as the New Mexico Millennium Collection, and she has shown her work in galleries, museums, and invitationals (including Sorrento, Italy), and has garnered many awards and other honors. Her work is represented in many distinguished private collections worldwide, and she is a published poet and has produced two instructional art videos.
The figure depicts a young version of me Traveling through Time with my trusty friend Corvus. We are both a little bit “Avatar” as we do not belong to any one generation. I am not completely there because I am still traveling. The scarification represents the marks left on us through the lifetimes we have shared together and show that even though they are scars, they are beautiful because they represent our journeys and the survival of the soul.
Real events inspired the key in Raven’s beak. When I was very young I suffered a traumatic event. During that period I felt safe if I was a moving target which meant spending many long hours on my roller skates flying like the wind. In those days, my skates were metal with leather straps. I would place them under my shoes then close them with the key to keep them from coming off.
Somehow, in the midst of my “moving target” days, I misplaced the key and spent several months in anguish over my formerly failsafe ability to stay ahead of the thing that had traumatized me.
In Time Travelers, Raven has the key at the ready for all time and when I need to “get a move on” my arms and legs complete themselves and away we go – on to the next adventure!