Art has always been an integral part of my life even though I am not formally educated in fine arts with the exception of a few introductory art courses in college. As a child I was surrounded by an environment enriched with the arts. My childhood was spent amidst easels, paint brushes and turpentine while my mother taught art classes out of my childhood home. Instead of art, I pursued a career in medicine and chose pathology as my specialty. I realize now that was probably in large part due to the beautiful visual world under the microscope that I would get to experience on a daily basis. After turning to meditation and yoga for career related stress in 2008, I came to the realization that I needed to make some space for my dharma, my own heart's truth and expression through art. In 2009 I left my private practice of six years for a part time position in another group so I could explore my creative path.
Painting is a meditation for me and my best work happens when I can get out of the way and let the creativity flow through me. My intention has always been to remind myself and others of the beauty we are all stewards of and to help us reconnect with the interdependent web of which we are a part. Our modern lives have become so overfilled with technology and multitasking that we seem to take for granted the beauty that is all around us. I hope these images will help to remind us and reawaken us to that beauty and inspire all of us to take part in protecting our home and all other sentient beings.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain
2018: Best Watercolor, "Screech Owl Indigenous Wisdom", 48th Annual Saco Sidewalk Arts Festival, Saco, ME
Third Place, "Great Horned Owl Dharma", 65th Annual Greeley Park Art Festival, Nashua, NH
2016: First Place Watercolors,"Western Dharma", 63rd Annual Greeley Park Art Festival, Nashua, NH
2015:Best in Theme, "See the Sky", 35th Annual Beaver Brook Fall Festival & Art Exhibit, Hollis, NH
2014: Best in Show, "Winter Wolf", 34th Annual Beaver Brook Fall Festival & Art Show, Hollis, NH
First Place, "See the Sky", 48th Annual Art in the Park, Manchester, NH
Second Place in Watercolors, "See the Sky", 61st Annual Greeley Park Art Show, Nashua, NH
2013: Best in Theme, "Give Us Wings", 33rd Annual Beaver Brook Fall Festival & Art Show, Hollis, NH
First Place in Painting category, "Elemental Journey", Art on the Common, Londonderry, NH
Second Place in Watercolors, "Elemental Journey", 60th Annual Greeley Park Art Show, Nashua, NH
Third Place in Watercolors, Beacon Hill Art Walk, Boston, MA
2012:Artists of the Seacoast Calendar, "A New Beginning", Month of November
2011: Best in Show, "Think Orange Metta", Best in Show, Art in the Park, Manchester, NH
2010: Best in Theme, "Tiger Swallowtail in Phlox", 30th Annual Beaver Brook Fall Festival & Art Show, Hollis, NH