My creative process began as a child with a deep love of the natural world. When I became a born again Christian at Swiss L’Abri, I was introduced to the Master Creator. Because of God’s work in me, I completed high school and went on to earn a BFA in painting and printmaking, as well as advanced studies in Art History and Criticism. Since then, my painting has become infused with energy, color and historical reference. My goal was not to exactly recreate the scene before me, whether it be a landscape, still-life or a figure. Instead, I endeavored to invite the Spirit of God into a creative relationship. I tried to get out of the way and become a vessel in the “Potter’s hands”. Through the decades this process has evolved into an Expressionist, Symbolist style. The Word of God continues to inspire and inform, bringing insight and meaning to my artwork.
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