My years as a psychotherapist have taught me to look and listen carefully. I understand expression, motivation and how we make meaning of our world. I know the importance of gratitude, relationship, and adventure. The characters in my work understand this.
By providing therapy I help others see themselves and situations in a new way. In creating art, I get to see my world in new ways. This allows me to place subjects in a variety of situations and share that experience alternately through their eyes and mine. Interestingly, the critters in my work help me to paint them, essentially a collaborative relationship. I figured being a self taught beginner, I could put aside my inner critic to make room for the many decisions involved in creating a piece. For me, art is about perspective.