Flowers have long been a central theme for me and are evidence of my deep-rooted relationship to the natural world, informing my overall approach to image-making. On the heels of my recent solo textile exhibition, “The Earth Laughs in Flowers,” in which I explore the light and color of my immediate natural environment through native flora, I now continue this thematic journey in paint. It is the color but also the sensuousness of nature that I endeavor to suggest in both my paintings and textiles. I am interested in the joyful, playful, or even spiritual properties of light, and believe strongly that we shape the world around us through our perceptions, awareness, and attention. I would like to offer an invitation to awaken to beauty and delight, to a moment of contemplation, below the line of thought. My current series of paintings reflects a light-hearted, fun attitude, if even, at times, a bit wild and bold.