“A work of art is completed by the viewer”
-Marcel Duchamp

The Process

I never expected to become a painter.

But as I finished graduate school and was faced with limited resources and lingering injuries, I saw the proverbial writing on the wall. The chapter of dance in my life was ending. At the suggestion of a friend, I started an art journal as a personal practice. That journal opened the door for the work on this page to emerge.

A longtime practitioner of yoga, the concepts of mindfulness, intention, and creativity had already influenced my choreography and my teaching of social dance. Now I became more and more interested in how the cultivation of one’s inner state influences artistic craft, and vice versa. Painting gave me a way to explore this idea in another medium.

Focusing on color and texture, and allowing the mind to rest on the sensation of marking the paper, these abstract compositions are inspired both by the witnessing state of sitting meditation and by the active listening and responding found in improvised dance. In that sense, they are based on a process of discovery and intuitive choice-making.

Purchasing Artwork Online

All paintings are available for purchase unless marked sold. Please send me a note to reserve your artwork!


Whimsical butterfly collage paintings. Various sizes (5×7, 5×8, or 9×9 inches), mixed media on paper. Mailed flat in cardboard envelopes. $40 each includes shipping, any two for $60


20×28 inches, acrylic and oil pastel on paper. Framed for local pickup (frame size 24×36 inches) or rolled in shipping tubes for delivery by mail. $300 each includes frame OR shipping.


Mythic-themed paintings. 8×10 inches (some 9×9 inches), mixed media on paper. Mailed flat in cardboard envelopes. 
$50 each includes shipping.


Abstract paintings with elements of nature. 16×20 inches, acrylic on canvas. Framed in black wood floating frames. Available for local pickup or delivery. $200 each