Gallery Persephone. Completed March 2023, this painting (as my other works of 2023 do), has one of my previous paintings within it. As with my life work, my artwork integrates past and present. That process for creative wellbeing in life began to shape my artwork as you see it now. I have revisited past work and seen it simply as a history of marks that gets to inform what serves me now. It is time for spring; this is Persephone. I did not have a plan to paint this image, and the name just came when it was done. I work intuitively so I approach painting with an openness to allow what is presently informing me with possibility to be created. Acrylic on canvas. Circumference: 41 inches Contact if interested. Freedom Feels Like… This is another painting that I consider a composite experience, that integrates past experience for present growth. There is a history of marks of the earlier version of this painting beneath its surface as a foundation. Then, I continued to live my life (with intention always aligned with the direction, feeling, and purpose of what I value). I always process my feeling experience of how I am living and the result of that, and return to painting without an expectation, but honest expression of where I am now, trusting, allowing, and noticing what is possible now. That is the creative process that informs my work. Acrylic on canvas. 18″ x 24″ x 1 1/2″ Contact if interested. The Road Between Where I have lived informs me. Our being human is powerful. Our experiences live in us, acting out in memory, our words, actions, our experience of our life, and our history. Intentional awareness of that empowers my wellbeing. This painting is created from connecting to that deep inner trust (unique to all of our lives). I have spent a life time getting to know it and the last eight years building confident interaction with it. That is my creative work with intuition. The result is that it informs me, brings me comfort, self compassion, compassion for others, peace, balance, connection and joy. An entirely different painting lives in the layer below this one, you may notice it somewhere in the photo “A small history of my marks” by the bits of rusty red colour poking through. Acrylic on canvas 20″x 20″ The Feeling Forest. This Painting had a journey of a year. I did not expect that at the time. It was done then, in my mind. A year later almost to the day (my birthday), I couldn’t relate to all the parts of the past version serving me now. Although it felt safer to leave well enough alone, I was curious about the stronger pull to see what else was possible for a greater lived experience. The colour changed. The feeling changed. The marks found clarity, and a way of being on the canvas for what I brought forward as my strength meeting my opportunity with openness, clarity, and peaceful presence . This is what confidence feel like to me now. The feeling of the past can be seen in the previous forest canvasses. Acrylic on canvas, 20″x 20″ A small history of my marks (of recent years)…Some ideas were simply thoughts that drifted by. The thoughts I nurtured formed deeper roots. Some became the foundation of my “composites” explained above.