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Nature has been a major theme in my art. Having spent a part of my childhood in Japan, I have been influenced by the reverence the Japanese have for nature. My home since 1968 has been beautiful Nova Scotia when my husband and I immigrated from the USA.
When I paint a landscape there is often evidence of people or dwellings as subject matter. I see us as a part of nature even though we continue to exploit and pollute the earth. The vision I have for humanity is that of keepers of the earth, living in harmony with nature.
Another theme in my paintings is the fragile beauty found in a small patch of earth, which we too often take for granted. By painting these natural patches or wild flowers I celebrate their existence and hope to call attention to them as something worthy to treasure.