My inspiration as an artist comes from the courage of my former elementary art students. I learned so much from their creativity when I would encourage them to “take a risk, don’t worry about the outcome” because “art is about the process, not the end product . . . it is the gateway to problem-solving.” I realized through teaching that I could apply those words to my own practice of creating art.
My objective is to evoke emotion, perhaps spark a memory or bring tranquility to a space. Many of my pieces include a reflection or horizon line because I am drawn to the place where land and water meet the sky. It reminds me of how important it is to be grounded in the world we live in today.