Artist’s Statement

My painting returns to its classic representational roots, as I approach subject matter that speaks for and to those in our society whose voices go unheard. I have always been something of an illustrator of my own story, and against all personal odds, have expressed this through painting for 40 years. My work is highly influenced by my Catholic upbringing, being drawn to the masters of religious painting, and stained glass work, but with a feminist and Earth-based perspective. My paintings reflect my love of saturated color, and high contrast, and also decorative aspects in using detailed patterns particularly in fabrics.