detail of Water Guardians

I make paintings in my two Central New York studios and potter about in my garden
conjuring painting images, talking to the birds and the spirits of my ancestors while
witnessing nature's resplendent dance. Town folk long ago declared me batty.

A Louisiana native, I was reared on the grounds of East Louisiana State Hospital in
Jackson, surrounded by lush hill and ravine countryside an hour north of Baton Rouge.
Inspiration for my work still emanates from the "patients", wild boars, snakes, mossy
magnolias, toad frogs, purple-fringed passion flowers, celebratory culinary delights,
fire and heady mystical symbolism.

in the garden

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