Breathe encompasses a wide range of ideas/interests, these works all celebrate the positive and uplifting experience of the elemental; a quality of light or sound, a particular time of day, an event, etc. or a feeling/mood I had during the making. Some paintings have the addition of collaged painted Shoji paper.

Many of these paintings include painted, collaged Japanese Shoji paper and continue my exploration of the relationship of firm-cut edges of paper and softer painted edges. Others explore gesture and calligraphic markmaking.

“Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself” – Annie Leibovitz 

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” – Rumi