Biography | Resume
| Art Workshops & Retreats
As a Contemplative Artist, I have intentionally
designed my life in such a way that I spend my entire day moving
from one creative project to another. I draw, paint, write, teach art classes, workshops and retreats. My days are full of light and joy in
doing what I love. I begin my day with gratitude and end my day
In 2008, I relocated to a studio in "Prospect New Town" (Longmont, Colorado), where I teach contemplative drawing classes, water-based oil painting classes and Saturday Art Workshops. During the Longmont Studio Tour and Prospect Artists Studio Tour, I exhibit a selection of oil paintings, drawings, prints and cards.
A spiritual and meditative perspective is an integral part
of my life,
art work and teaching.
I combine a BFA degree in Studio
Arts with a BA degree in Philosophy to create a new approach to
art making. I teach art workshops and retreats with a contemplative,
philosophical, heart-centered point-of-view.
My life is filled with a wide
variety of experiences. In the 1960’s, I questioned the
world as an Honors Philosophy major at Lake Erie College. During the summer
between my transition from college to graduate school, I worked
in Washington DC as a summer intern for the Legislative Counsel
for the U.S. House of Representatives. I continued my studies in philosophy at the University of Viriginai Graduate School. In the mid 1970’s and
early 1980’s I enjoyed the excitement and challenge of corporate
life in Denver working for KHOW Radio and Frontier Airlines. I
retired from corporate life and opened my own promotions company in Denver. I traveled through
Europe, South/Central America and the Far East. In the late 1980’s,
I attended the University of Denver and graduated with a BFA Degree from the University of Colorado (Boulder).
From 1994-2008, I lived in on the western slope of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range, in the San Luis Valley, in Crestone. I had the privilege of sitting with many meditation/spiritual teachers. And, the views in the valley and mountains have been an inspiration for my artwork.
Below are a listing of articles I have written about my experiences:
"The Safety of Sacred Place", Desert Call Magazine, Summer Edition, 2011
"Sacred Space Rediscovered", Desert Call Magazine, Spring Edition, 2011
"A Heart Ripped Open", Desert Call Magazine, Summer Edition, 2010
"The Perfect Attack of the Heart", Desert Call Magazine, Spring Edition, 2008
Process: Healing & Resurrection in Art", Desert
Call Magazine, Summer Edition, 2006
"A Contemplative View", Desert Call Magazine, Summer Edition, 2005