As a young child, I learned to draw from my mother who was an artist and teacher of Sumi painting. Like my mother, I would carry my sketchbook everywhere I went. I decided to pursue the arts and earned degrees in both Fine Art and Graphic Design. While living in Paris, I discovered the technique of painting on silk and brought the silk and dyes back with me to the US. I developed my own unique style and sold my silk scarves and fine art pieces across the country. Later, I discovered that I could use these silk dyes to create vibrant effects on watercolor paper.
Along with art, I became interested in health and well-being. This led me to become certified as both a counselor and wellness coach. As the founder of Becoming Lighter health coaching, for the past 30 years I have been guiding women to lose weight and “become lighter” on all levels. My artwork combines my love for painting with silk dyes with my passion to inspire healthy eating. In this series Women Dancing with Vegetables, my goal 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 full of wonder and delight.