I have always found my artistic inspiration in nature. My eye is drawn to the details, patterns and textures of the world around me. My work is inspired by stone, bone, water, line, pattern and texture found in everyday life. These elements then become a springboard for my work, which evolves beyond the initial inspiration into something highly unique and abstracted. 



A catastrophic house fire several years ago added another element to my work, fire. My training as an Expressive Art Therapist prompted me to incorporate burned paper into my process when I was working through the emotional devastation that followed. In my mixed media work now I draw with fire.