It wasn’t until I took a road trip one spring day in college that I began to understand the meaning of the word beauty. We were driving from Ann Arbor, Michigan to Goshen, Indiana to check out an Amish dry goods store.
I am pleased to announce that I will be having a gallery show of my latest body of work, The Sustainability of Beauty. The purpose-filled art illuminates the wisdom of nature and global environmental challenges.
The trails, wetlands, beaches, bluffs, meadows and gardens in Golden Gate Park, the Presidio and Land’s End in San Francisco are my ‘neighbors’ as well as endless sources of inspiration for my paintings and drawings.
Years ago, I was fascinated with an archeologist and restorer of Etruscan antiquities at the Glyptothek Museum in Germany. Since he lived in Munich and I was in Berlin, we corresponded frequently with contemporary versions of hieroglyphics.
When I make art, I take a journey with my imagination. I often seek inspiration in the natural world, looking for delicate traces of beauty, mood and atmosphere that create associations within my inner world.