In these troubled times where our earth is under siege from the modern world, I am compelled to bring strong women who once watched over the earth into the present day consciousness of the world. I began my own quest fifteen years ago by reading all I could about Celtic mythology. I found the women of myth a great comfort to me and they gave me strength.

So I began to draw them intertwined with Celtic knot work. This evolved into what I paint today, goddesses and faeries. I work primarily in watercolor because I feel the soft colors evoke a dreamy feel of a magical time.

I begin a piece by thinking about what would make me feel strong and then I seek out a goddess to fulfill that need. If it’s raining I may draw a sun goddess. If I am angry I may draw an angry faerie with piercing eyes. I know a piece is done when it speaks to that emotional need. When people see my work, I’d like them to feel the mood I am trying to convey and to think about how ancient women were strong and important and perhaps find their own strength to protect our earth.

  • Joined: September 2008

Journal

September

It was an absolutely beautiful day here in Portland yesterday. It started out great as there was a garage sale across the street from my house and I scored four huge beautiful frames with glass and everything. Most importantly, one to fit the large painting I am composing for an open show in October at the Launch Pad Gallery. The theme is dreaming and I have to have it finished by Tuesday to have…
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