I believe in the power of art to inspire understanding, stimulate thought, facilitate healing and transform society. Which fuels my desire to creatively explore personal mythology through a deep-rooted connection to the collective mythos. 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 manifest navigation of dualities. A mythopoetic field where thematic storylines of ephemeral beauty, melancholia, 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 and a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, with credentials in Authentic Leadership, Contemplative Practices and Therapeutic Modalities. I have worked as an Artist, Writer, Educator, Therapist, Programs Director and Consultant in a variety of fields including: Academics, 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.