I am in process of creating 30 playful images of Women Dancing with Vegetables. My goal through these paintings is to entice the viewer to open to the possibility of a joyful relationship to food. This shifts “healthy eating” from a tedious burden to a gift from nature that is delightful and fun.
I am in love with the color, the beauty, and the grace inherent in these fresh vegetables and colorful fruit. I paint their enchanting beauty, each one unique, like the frilly edges of lettuce, the fuzzy skin of a peach, or the bright magenta of a stalk of chard.
As founder of Becoming Lighter, I coach women who have agonizing, conflicted relationships with food. They are often disconnected from their bodies, and shamed because their size does not fit with society’s impossible standards. Preoccupied with keeping up the rushed pace of busy lives, they often mindlessly shove in whatever convenient food is at hand.