As a child I was always drawing and putting together handmade books. Then, one year, my parents gave me an easel for Christmas and painting became something I did simply to relax.

I am primarily self taught, however I have had classes here and there. Many of my friends are visual artists. I am intrigued by myths and literary characters, as well as nature and the world around me.  In 2000, I set up a studio in the attic of my home and Saltwater Moon Studio was born. From there, I illustrated two children’s books.  I then moved to Portland and collaborated with Debbie Guzzi on two books of poetry. Since then, my artwork has been published in several magazines.

I believe that everything has a spirit and to acknowledge it. The Native American themed paintings were inspired by my mother, nautical images by my father and his family, others were inspired by friends, beauty or literature.   I believe in good friends, laughter, paint, healthy living and getting my hands dirty.  When I am not doing commissions, I am painting what I love.

Be good to one another.





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