Thankful for my
eyes, my hands, my soul and my wits. I want to shape, sketch and create
objects for contemplation, full of life, light and beauty even in solemn, dark
Believing life is
purposeful and truth ever-present, over which we may stumble or with
which we may knock our heads, I try to paint true things that illustrate what I
badly need to learn.
So much in awe of what is around me and the people in my view, I have
difficulty with distortion. I am left to shape and pare what I see into an
emotionally poignant, simple statement that hopefully twangs something in the
viewer as well as myself.
So, here I am, a watercolorist, oil painter, sculptor, illustrator and
Have you ever wished someone would assign you to redesign the ugliness of
the world and give you eternity to do it? I have!
Maybe we could teach our children after us!
Maybe we can design our own little corner and every scrap of paper or lump
of clay that passes through our hands into one more scrap or lump of beauty.
And if it is wonderful, maybe a few more people or generations will see it too.