I believe it is a sacred thing to be an artist, which fuels my desire to investigate my personal mythology through a deep-rooted connection to imagination and observation. I view creativity as an opening to relate to the mystery within ourselves and the forces that move through and around us, a collaboration between imagination, intellect, soul, spirit, nature and the numinous.
My work is a creative navigation of dualities. A mythopoetic field where thematic storylines of ephemeral beauty, melancholia, illumination and transformation merge, to create a visual understanding of our complex world. From this realm of shared presence, reality trespasses into dreams, with a unique mix of antique and modern, resonating metaphors of subtle evocation. Formative sources of inspiration include, William Blake, Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, Anselm Kiefer, Mary Oliver, Rumi and Chögyam Trungpa. Each in their own way opened my eyes to the invisible.
I studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and Naropa University; hold Bachelor Degrees in Fine Arts and Education and a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, with credentials in Authentic Leadership, Contemplative Practices and Therapeutic Modalities. In past incarnations I have worked as an Artist, Educator, Therapist, Writer, Programs Director and Creative Consultant within the fields of Holistic Education and Health & Healing. With a curious mind and wide-ranging interests, my personal engagement in life-long learning is ongoing. Contributing free time to animal welfare, environmental protection, and humanist causes. I continue to explore opportunities to awaken the heart and mind, move the soul, be inspired and shift paradigms.