Art is a passion. My paintings represent not what I see, but what I feel. I started creating art as an adult, predominately in watercolor, but find myself drawn to the abstract qualities of mixed media painting. I am an intuitive painter letting the process and what develops guide where the painting needs to go. Living on the coast, I am inspired by the sounds and moods of the ocean and find that many on my pieces reflect the color and the action of the ocean. Another important element of my work includes female figures that emerge in a dream like fashion. I equate a blank canvas as a metaphor for life. Like a new day, each one represents a new beginning, an unknown mystery about to unfold.