I strive to evoke a powerful message of the shared spaces between nature and humanity in my paintings. I reflect on the fragile that has radiant inner strength when creating my ” Wildish Spirits.” The fragile leaf that grows from the strong tree. I am inspired by strong feminine characters who draw strength from within and protect our natural resources. I reminisce of my childhood days when I roamed and explored the forest.
A world of radiant enchantment merged with the lush details of the forest inspires me to create my current series “Wildish Spirits.” Childlike memories of magical beings float through the landscape of my mind and fill my paintings. I reflect on a childhood spent with the Northern California and Oregon forests as my playground. These memories come to life in my paintings. My work examines relationships between nature, animals and people as well as representing a strong protective and nurturing awareness. I explore intertwining the “Wildish Spirits” that fill the pages of my journal with the earthly visions that come from my brush. Their dance calls to me; therefore, I continue to paint.
Carousel, 20″ x 16″ acrylic on canvas