From Asia I traveled to Europe, first Spain. One morning before
dawn - jet-lagged in my Madrid hotel room – I was in bed painting
when I heard an inner voice. It whispered, barely discernable,
“This is what you are meant to do with your life.” And I listened,
proceeding to study in Italy and New York with a great and
outrageous master teacher, Knox Martin.
1997 I decided to share time each day between art and the talent
that preceded it…marketing. The plan was to work part time saving
the world – its creatures and habitats- and continue my path as an
artist. But the conservation of our planet is a full-time endeavor.
When I returned to painting I felt as if I had never put it aside,
though it was a different and deeper experience. Always there
was the same sense of amazement when I picked up a brush. Amazement
and awe that the privilege of this purpose in life had been there and
would be there.