I am a self-taught watercolor artist whose journey with creativity began years ago, exploring with photography, collage, jewelry making, and painting. My watercolor landscapes are inspired by my connection with the outside world. I have personally experienced the healing power of nature as well as witnessed it in others. What I experience in the wild is awe of color, shape, and sound. Each experience invokes emotion for me, and that is what I hope to express through my art. Every outing in nature calls forth something different. Art, just like nature, challenges me to self-reflect, to explore and express those feelings sparked by the beauty of the wild. My art is an interpretation of the many gifts that nature has to offer.
After many moves I now reside in the beautiful Mancos Valley. I am full-time social worker and recently received my master’s degree in Social Work. I currently work with at-risk youth in La Plata County. Due to the difficult nature of this work I frequently lean on my art for reprieve. Creating engages me in the present moment, allowing me to take some much needed space for myself.
This series of small works is specifically focused on the beauty of our local scenery. Many of you will recognize these peaks, valleys and lakes which surround us in this place that we are fortunate enough to call home.