I love playing with all sorts of art forms, but I especially love painting and drawing Mandalas. My art is abstract and often influenced by world travel, meditations and backyard garden explorations.
My travel journals and photo albums are full of the designs my eyes have captured while traveling the world, especially colors and patterns; such as las alfombras de Guatemala, rangoli of India, woven rugs of Morocco, azulejos de Mexico, and the façades, doors & pillars of the temples and shrines in China and Japan.
My art is often expressed in archetypal feminine shapes of circles, spheres, swirls, and spirals. Mandalas are symbolic of wholeness, centeredness and unity; they remind us of our connection to the infinite. Mandalas can be a tool for deep inner contemplation and healing. The mandala is a physical representation of our inner journey. When I work on a mandala for a commission I will ask you to send me a favorite quote, poem or song so that it can be part of the creative process.
I love to be in my gardens and greenhouse. The flowers like the ones below are a constant reminder that mandalas are found everywhere in nature.
In addition to art making I am teaching, creating, gardening, dancing, cooking, biking, cross-country skiing, hiking, traveling, meditating and inquiring into this awake dream I call my life.