I am always thinking about, planning and making art. Art is an irresistible expression and outpouring of my life. My paintings are figurative and often of women who exude a certain quiet confidence and at times a sense of playfulness. I include icons and images of things around me, or places I have been, ranging from my dogs and my trips to Paris, London and New York City, to my love of Egyptian iconology.
In many ways my paintings are a diary of my life, seeking to make a connection between my dreams and reality. I have found influence through my lifelong study of art, particularly Joan Brown's visual memoirs and Henri Rousseau's fabricated tales of exotic jungles and wild animals.
I use a vibrant color palette in my paintings and monotype prints. My artwork presents a vision of calm and reflection, recently using themes of swimmers and their swimsuits.