Art can be many different things for different people, from political protest to esoteric to decorative. For me it has been an integral process and expression of my spiritual journey. I know that where we put our attention and energy is where we create more of the same in our lives, whether delight or despair. My personal Mantra in recent years has been: Listen for Guidance and Look for Joy. My intent with my art is to offer opportunities for the viewer to experience joy.
* From the prairies of Saskatchewan to the shores of southern Lake Michigan, my life journey has now landed me in Cincinnati, Ohio. * While I studied art in undergrad, I accepted the the pressures and "common wisdom" that no one really makes a living making art and ended up pursuing a career first in Mental Health and then in Higher Education. * Still, art has always had my heart . As I journeyed through 2 marriages, trauma, self doubt, perfectionism, breast cancer and the need to please, I lugged my art supplies and easel from home to home turned again and again to art. Through art I learned to play and to release self judgment . In time, I found my voice and my true self. In 2018, art became my full time commitment.
MY ART HISTORY
2018 Individual Show Lydia's on Ludlow Cincinnati, OH 2016 Individual Show Coffee Amici Findlay, OH 2016 Individual Show The Wine Merchant Findlay, OH 2015 Juried Group Show Fifth/Third Bank and Warner, Norcross & Judd - Grand Rapids Art Prize Grand Rapids, MI 2012 Juried Group Show The Ohio Arts Council & Columbus Metropolitan Library Columbus, OH 2007 Juried Group Show Veridian Gallery New York, NY A Long Time Ago: BA in Art and Psychology, Grand Valley State University, MI