I believe in the power of creativity and the collective mythos to inspire understanding, stimulate thought, facilitate healing and transform society. An invitation to relate to the mystery within ourselves and the forces that move through and around us. A collaboration between imagination, intellect, soul, spirit, nature, nuance and the numinous.
My work is a mythopoetic field where thematic storylines of ephemeral beauty, illumination and transformation merge, to create a visual and literate 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: Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, William Blake, William Morris, Anselm Kiefer, Mary Oliver and Rumi. 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, a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, and credentials in Authentic Leadership, Contemplative Practices and Therapeutic Modalities. In past and present incarnations I have worked as an Artist, Writer, Educator, Therapist, Programs Director and Consultant in a variety of fields including: Education, Health & Healing and High-End Hospitality with a Holistic Twist. With a curious mind and wide-ranging interests my personal engagement in life-long learning is ongoing. Contributing free time to environmental protection, animal welfare and humanist causes. I continue to explore opportunities to awaken the heart and mind, move the soul, be inspired and shift paradigms.