The places that I spent my childhood did not have television or radio. There was no internet, no social media. Sometimes there was electricity only a few hours a day. What I did have was family and friends, nature and life. The coral reef-encircled, lavender-hued lagoons of my early years were exploded with life. I found Nemo when I was six! My youth was filled with fortune, my childhood was magical.
I remember these times as a prolonged and deep experience of happiness. My art is imbued with my love of the natural world; observing it, feeling it, painting it. The island beaches and lagoons, the redwood groves of my youth were places that invited deep contemplation. Places such as these were abundant with life and spirit. They were sacred spaces.