Painting, as part of the creative process, is a profoundly joyous experience resulting in deep satisfaction and is a wonderfully liberating act bringing much beauty to my life.
The vital power of abstract art and its universal expression become a vehicle for the passion and life-force within, creating an exhilerating moment of self expression. By creating a sacred space and following the inner stirrings, a story appears, penetrating layers of trained mental constructs while letting go of control – the result becomes a raw expression of a deeper strata of one’s being. What is revealing itself on the canvas is an emotion, an inner journey where my spirit is liberated to roam feely -
I can also enjoy painting flower motives, or letting the canvas evolve into a floral composition. Also, Figurative Expressionism, working with personal photographs of family and friends, has been an added theme.
My Scandinavian upbringing and many years of living in France and Germany have given me the opportunity to experience a multitude of artistic expressions. In my local community, I have been an active member since the creation of the Ottawa West Arts Association (OWAA) and the owaa gallery where my past role was that of Publicity Chair. Currently I assist in the hanging of the gallery exhibitions.
Two distinct careers that embraced the corporate world and holistic health (N.H.C.), as well as ongoing energy work (Qigong Instructor) and metaphysical studies have given me a diverse insight into the human condition. My background has also instilled in me an acute sense of freedom – freedom to express and, as an artist, freedom to venture into working with media as diverse as oil, acrylic, and watercolour.
The joy of learning is inherent to my nature and I am indebted to several artists from whom I have received instruction.