I love painting ethereal things. Encaustic and inks lend themselves to this pleasure of abstract mark-making, as do colors. The Zen study of the circle (ENSO) and calligraphic strokes appear frequently in my work. All things encompassing, “as above, so below”, speaks my spirits.

    All of our energies affect all things. I paint my hopes for our planet and our humanity. We must all give a little, and then give more. I begin each of my practices with gratitude. I draw on the teachings of my many mentors who include Louis Bernal, George Welch, Joy Mills, Pat Dolan, and Miles Conrad.