Here are some of my process paintings:
I was first introduced to process painting in 2007 and since then it has been an essential part of my life. As an elementary and high school counselor I’d used art therapeutically with kids, as a means of centering and exploration. With process painting I came to more deeply appreciate and value the experience of creating. This way of painting is a great teacher: I’m offered a gazillion opportunities to align with a dimension of myself that is not: not the critical one, the judge or controlling one, the one who wants and wants and wants. Instead, I learn to move and flow with the ‘is-ness’ of my being, embracing my energy and feelings and respecting the unknown. This method of self-exploration enriches all aspects of my living and I delight in sharing it with others.
I've been facilitating Process Painting now for over eight years. In 2015 I completed a three year apprenticeship program with Stewart Cubley, co-author of "Life, Paint and Passion". Currently, I'm an Affiliate with Stewart's organization, The Painting Experience. I've facilitated Process Painting in my home studio, in agencies, in classrooms and in after-school programs, private homes, and adult care facilities. My experience is with a vast range of participants including children and adults, adolescents, elderly with dementia and other health issues, and with those experiencing life threatening illnesses.