Funny thing is, this has encouraged me to return to painting from deeper imagery. I'll admit to doing some pretty florals because I wanted to see if I could do them...and I did. In the long run they do remind me of my passionate connection to nature. Now the mermaids take me back to my home on the shore. I was born in a hospital on a river, called Riverview, in a town called Red Bank, all leading into New York Harbor. Beaches were where I grew up and merpeople were part of my everyday. Strong, sensual, hero creatures who could save you from......whatever.
So now my home is decorated with huge pieces of coral, my bathroom sports all sorts of shells and sea sculptures. I may live in a land locked state, but my soul is soaked in salt water forever.