“At the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts I took a watercolor class with Kaji Aso. This was the only class I’ve ever taken in watercolor and the journey towards the self began. His influence on me on a zen level propelled me to lean towards expressing the inner life in my work. After some 30 years hopefully a blend of the inner and outer manifests in balance, harmony, and peace. My aim is to make a contribution of beauty and peace in the world, an energetic that can be felt and transmitted to the viewer.
Painting is a joyous expression of who I am. I approach painting as ceremony, meaning sacred; making concrete and giving form to the spiritual, honoring the self, bringing up images from the unconscious and given them place. The smallest act can become a powerful ritual. An act performed with symbolic intent sets up an exchange between the unconscious and conscious that allows for progression toward unity. Being present in the painting process, focusing on the process not the product is my intention. It’s an allowance and acceptance.
“The function of the artist is to express reality as felt.” Robert Motherwell