I am and always will be a storyteller. In each of my artistic endeavors, I tell stories about individuals, places, events and other cultures.” I have a BA in Design and an MA in Library Science. My creative career has evolved from a professional storyteller, a documentary photographer and a children’s librarian to now an environmental painter.
When I began painting, I envisioned beautiful landscapes and abstracts, but instead I have been driven to paint arresting scenes about the major issues threatening our planet. I hope that viewers will realize the health of our planet has become the defining issue of our times.
Every day I worry about my grandchildren’s future. I am concerned that they will live on a planet that has been destroyed by wars, nuclear accidents and devastation brought on by global warming (fires, floods, famine, drought, extinctions and political instability.”)
Leo Tolstoy rightfully said “art is the transference of emotion from one person to another.” I hope that viewers will feel my deep emotions about our future and will accept the sacrifices that must be made in order to win humanity’s most important battle – saving Earth and the creatures that inhabit it. Without an habitable Earth, nothing else matters.