I was fascinated by this debris pile created by the clean up after hurricane Sandy. This is my version of the garbage pile. I was hoping to make something beautiful out of something so deadly and devastating. The painting is acrylic with bits of watercolors pasted into the debris pile. Many thanks to fellow artists and friends, Kris Kuester, Michael Musto, Noel Riney and Billie Fisher who contributed pieces of their watercolors to this painting.
A native Oregonian, I am an artist, an animal lover, and a volunteer with the Rabbit Advocates - a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting rabbit welfare by educating the public about the care of domestic rabbits and finding loving homes for unwanted or abandoned rabbits.
I studied fine art at Oregon State University under the guidance of Nelson Sandgren and I live in Portland, Oregon with my husband, 1 cat and 3 rescue rabbits (the number is ever-changing), koi and Pacific Tree Frogs.
Presently I am on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Society of Artists, 2014 Gallery Chairman.