I experience the world and life in an amplified way. I feel things deeply and express things strongly. When I walk through a garden, I don’t just see the garden, I feel the garden! From the stillness of the rainforest to the bright sunshine contrasted with deep shadows, to the playful wildlife on my island home, nature touches me and changes me. My paintings are saturated with these experiences and feelings. I express joyful celebration, deep peaceful tranquility and bright love and hope with strong color and playful ideas.
I invite you to explore my art on the pages of this website.
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The latest news from my studio
This 9x12 acrylic landscape is my newest painting. Hilo Bay is one of my favorite places in the world and my painting, "Hilo Bay," is now, quite appropriately, showing along the bayfront at One Gallery, Hilo Hawaii.
Early this May, Hawaii island held an art summit with canvas covered chairs designed by local artists. I had the honor of providing two of these chair covers. Watch for a large panel painting in this style coming in a few weeks.
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Art Lifting Hearts
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