I have lived in New Mexico since 2004, but made the conscious decision to move here in 1994 when I first visited Santa Fe. It was love at first sight: the art, the diverse culture, the beautiful desert, and the magical spirit that seems to prevail. However, it wasn't as an adult that I was first introduced to the southwest, but as a very young girl at home in Indiana. My parents had visited Santa Fe in the mid-50's. They brought a few precious treasures back and I especially remember a hand blown amber glass ball. I used to gaze at it and daydream about its mystical origins. Unaware, I was gazing into my future some fifty years later.
Paralleling this enthusiasm for the arts has always been my love of nature which I contribute to the green thumb of my grandmother. As a young girl, I would get lost in the maze of her lush gardens! I am so grateful for her Irish heritage, as her interest in the plant world became my own.
My formal studies began in high school and continued in college at Indiana University. In addition to canvas painting, I have done a series of murals found in public and private settings. In 2007, I was the featured artist in a national cable series, “The Art of Living” on Veria Cable Network. My segment, “The Painted Desert,” delves into the importance of art as an individual healing practice, a community experience, and a benefit for all of culture. In addition to many private collectors, I am honored that one of my large “The Lady of Guadalupe” paintings is part of a collection at the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Rhode Island.
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