I make art about beauty, love, and human experiences that I have found to be true. My art especially changed as I became a mother. I realized, after having my three children, that there were personal angels guiding me and coming to my aid. A quote by Maya Angelou from her poem “Our Grandmothers” has become a personal motto. It reads, “I go forth alone, and stand as ten thousand.” I have been exploring this idea in my work, trying to portray both mine, and others’ “ten thousand.” I use vibrant color (or the absence of color), as well as metal leaf, and printmaking techniques to explore these ideas. I love to paint large vibrant florals, and landscapes of far-off lands, or of my own backyard. Without art, I would be a very unfulfilled person. Art and color bring me such joy, and I love to share that joy with others.