“History and mythology need to
Include the unrestricted stories of all women.
The female perspective should be reflected in aesthetics, values, spirituality and morality.
I develop imagery that shows the natural beauty and intelligence
In aspects of the multicultural life of
Sisters, mothers, daughters, aunts, grandmothers all;
And celebrate our commonality through time.”
I am an artist/illustrator/muralist with my own distinct visual style. While this has been developed from the tradition of European realists, my art celebrates cultural histories, women, everyday life, and our natural environment. My visual solutions represent the commonality of the global human family as well as celebrate the diversity of world cultures.
My history of art and illustration began early, I first exhibited when 14, drew professional portraits at 15 and apprenticed as an illustrator in Detroit advertising world when 20. Working in many different traditional visual media both wet and dry, I have completed over 500 large works on canvas, on paper; thousands of drawings and prints. Many are reproduced in cards, posters and prints. Most of the large pieces have written narratives. I have been nationally and internationally published. In addition, I have taught art in many schools both private and public, inner city and reservation, as well as community centers for over 30 years. I am being inducted into the National Association of Women Artists in New York City in November. I have enjoyed the hospitality of the WASPS residency programs in both Glasgow and Fife, returning in 2019 for a fifth visit.
My female perspective has been currently worked into the following series of works:
” Daily Bread: The Culture of Women” paintings and narratives
“Mothers of the Continents: Migrations” paintings, exhibit, narratives, drawings
“Female Centered Houses as Areas of Sacred Protection” presentation and publication with ASWM (Association for the Study of Women and Mythology) paintings, narratives, poetry
“In Her Footsteps: Goddess of a thousand Names: Our Common Earth” paintings, drawings, narratives, presentation.
On the Environment: “Earthscapes” visual poetry to Our Mother the Earth.