Coming out to the studio every morning about 6 is a ritual and a joy; a privilege I'm so deeply grateful for...
...to come back to a painting I left last night, flow uninterrupted...
I am addicted to creativity, to beauty in many forms. I am endlessly entertained with road trips, fascinated with rural country life. The horses and cattle and hay and creeks and ponds, the most beautiful country county in the world, Robertson County.
I am also endlessly drawn to beautiful dark spaces, kimonos, mystery like Rembrandt, Wyeth and Alex Kanevsky.
I teach now, drawing, it helps keep me honest, has given me strength and confidence. I've rediscovered respect and love for the beauty brought with a simple pencil and a scrap of paper.
Let me be a painter was the prayer, and the answer was magic and adventure and spending the rest of my days in a quest for beauty.