I’m a self-taught mixed media artist. The human figure is the vehicle with which I can most positively represent. I’m fascinated and curious about the solitariness and complexity of human beings. Painting is not just a hobby, it is vital to my life. Feelings are my mirror and inner thoughts are my muse. My palette is filled with the delicious colors of gardens. The reaction to my work is joy and happiness. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m excited and inspired by the welcoming world that surrounds me, a watermelon, a stretch of sand and beach umbrellas, a fashionable figure and, yes, all imaginary mermaids. This is how I choose to create my life and my art.