Plein air paintings:
Learning to observe environments and place
I am especially indebted to two great forces in my childhood:
A creative, artist mother who encouraged my exploration and unfettered expression and
Access to urban environments that lent themselves to my curiosity and noticing
Since childhood, I've used plein air painting as a tool to find center, cultivate my observation skills, and appreciate the incredible worlds and life around me.
Below are some select paintings and drawings from different moments in my life. I include them here because the hours I sat noticing ripples on the lake and light on the tree leaves have so shaped the way I experience and engage with the world.