Art is about building connections with people.  Creating has become a daily practice and when I paint I feel so much joy.   If I can add a little colour, inspiration, and feeling to the world, that makes me happy.  I love mixed media, particularly acrylics, watercolour, and jewelry making.  I often incorporate words into my art.  Sometimes words are hidden beneath the layers, or written at the end to pull the piece together and convey a message.  I paint intuitively, and let each step guide me to the next as if I’m having a conversation with the art.  I love teaching and have recently retired from my career as an RN, to focus on family and my love of art.