WAS BORN CREATIVE, but as a child showed little interest in drawing or
painting. My parents who had met at an art gallery sustained hope I
would follow in the footsteps of my talented aunt noted for her lovely
landscapes. I, however, had other worlds to explore before discovering
the beautiful and sensuous meditative art of Asia and Tibet as well as
the work of Carl Jung who introduced the "personal mandala"
to the western world. Here was art with power, passion and purpose,
the art of self-realization and enlightenment, an art form that caught
my imagination and gave my life focus almost two decades ago!
I picked up my brush and began to paint, I became caught up in my own
transformation to artist/healer and teacher, expressing this
metamorphosis on canvas in Tibetan Tantric Buddhist symbolism
depicting the sacred union of our inner masculine and feminine. The
mystical "yab yum" (literally father mother) is often
mistaken to represent human sexuality, but instead portrays
graphically the inner wholeness or balance we must first achieve to
realize our highest human potential. This ancient message is still
recently, fate and fortune have provided for expression of my
particular talents and skills via digital painting rather than acrylic
paint and canvas. With great joy and excitement, I watch a new
generation of my unique mandalas evolving in a medium that is ideally
suited by its added depth and dimension to spiritual art. I will
continue to share my love and passion as before.
artwork has been displayed at Mills College, Esalen, Agape
International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles, and Chopra Centers
throughout the United States as well as in private collections and
corporate settings the world over.