"Raised in the Pacific Northwest with its mists and mysteries, we did not know television. We created images from reading and listening to the radio. "All mythology was fascinating, with special attention to the narrative tales and bold art symbolism of the coastal Native Americans. "When I left the University of Washington for my junior year in Mexico City, the colors of the murals and folk art, and sounds of the music, immediately captivated me. What a fortunate collision of worlds! "Painting has been my intermittent companion in an eclectic life journey. We companionate, we part, we reunite with newfound joy, ideas, and images. Please hear my paintings dance."