My work reflects what I see and what my heart remembers; it examines focused and unfocused energy in eyes. I paint reflections of light and color seeing into openings which reflect back to me. I paint animals and abstract visions of living energy with my fingers and feathers and sticks and shells and an occasional brush.
Through observing animals in their native habitat, hearing their calls, being in their presence, honoring their natural space and home, and communicating with them eye to eye, I strive to capture the spirit of these beings. The eyes of owls, hawks, deer, elk, moose and bison, horses, dogs, jaguars, lions, cats and dolphin are at once a mirror and a microscope for me. I place the animals front and center on a flat plane.
Using pencil, watercolor, paint, I seek to explore the living essence through the orbs of the oculi. These eye windows become portals that beckon to be contemplated which creates a connection to the work, the being, myself and inner knowing.
I am a generational painter born from a family of artists, artisans, creators and entrepreneurs. My Polish and Greek ancestry is expressive and passionate, infused with imagination and strength and creative courageous compassion. As a traveler and adventurer, Peru’s Sacred Valley and the Greek island of Kythera are amongst my indigenous homes. Chicago is my birthplace and Boulder, Colorado is my current home-base. Water, mountains and the sun ground and connect me and feed my body and soul.
'...eye windows become portals that beckon to be contemplated which creates a connection to the work, the being, myself and inner knowing.'