I am a self trained painter & poet. I view my creative world as a continuing process of artistic self discovery & unfolding. I use acrylics as my main medium. I dabble with other mediums as well, & recently I have produced a number of Encoustic paintings & I use soft pastels often. My hearts' desire is to produce & share my poetry in my paintings & I'm always searching for a composition that will support it. I use my life experience for inspiration & I find vacations always lend new material & access to the magical landscape of the mind's eye. My paintings are a soothing creative process. It is so miraculous to take a blank canvas & an idea & watch the magic unfold. I like to invite the viewer to feel the movement & spirit of the paintings & even to evoke their own memories of places they see in their mind's eye. I love to paint animals, dogs in particular. I love to paint them in a background of thier perfect space in the world. I often ask myself the age old question, "DOG, GOD?"