Bio: My fascination with relationship, communication, personality, and the unconscious crystallized my career as a psychotherapist, took me all over the world, and led me deep into the emotional landscapes of self and others. At 19, however, as I embarked on my very first journey abroad, I was given a camera. Over the years, photography has provided a vehicle through which I could chronicle my passion and respect for people and place.
After years as a ceramist, I discovered painting in the ’90s, when I studied
in Bali under the tutelage of two master painters, Pak Mokoh and Galuh. Then
in a workshop taught by Holly Roberts, I began painting on photographs and extending
them. Combining these two medium seemed to open yet another door into the essence
of my subjects.
remain hopeful that through my lens and a sensitive use of
the brush and color, I am honoring the character, spirit, and
struggle of those exquisite people I have been fortunate to
meet on my travels. I
believe that my compositional decisions are informed by my
work as a therapist—breaking through, or peeling away
layers of context and content as the individual arrives in
a place of clarity, where purpose and intent becomes knowable.