The first painting I made after returning from Japan was a self-portrait, then a shell, then a bone. Then, as a sacred epiphany, the flowers came to me with ease and grace. Rather instinctually, I “knew” or perhaps remembered how to paint flowers. After a few years of painting flowers, I began to sense something was missing. The flowers were urging me to go deeper, to “feel” them, to know them beyond simply their beauty and delight.
I have painted about 150 flowers since that long-ago trip to Japan. The flowers have found their way across the world, now residing in private homes, corporate offices, schools, and a series of flowers were gifted by a client to a children’s hospital in Tianjin, China. It is this joy and deep feeling quality that I put into each flower painting and it is my intention that, in addition to the sheer beauty of the paintings, you too will appreciate and experience the visceral emotion, robust healing energy, and elegant harmony that each flower painting holds as its essence.