My time is shared between painting, stitching and carving. Color, connections & movement are my mainstays. Inspired by color and patterns, my art reflects patterns in nature and the connections I see between people. This is reflected in my work using brush strokes, carved marks or stitches.
Roketsu-zome, the Japanese art of wax resist combines both painting and fabric, two of my lifetime loves. I paint and teach Sumi-e, Japanese ink brush painting. My fascination with wood started with carving woodblocks, I soon realized I did not like printing, but I love carving wood and painting it.
My being thrives on making art.
“I love everything I do within my world of art. I love teaching children. I love being in my studio. I love making beautiful images that help people remember to see and feel that life is beautiful in many ways, even with its challenges.” Aloha Expressionism 2015
Galleries, videos and
- SOKO Artists
- Dovetail Gallery
- Talk Story with Ellen Crocker and Tiffany DeEtte Shafto
- Video of Hawaii Art Collaboration 2011 Click here