When immersing myself in the elements, engrossing feelings flood my brain as I listen, smell, feel, and gaze at the rainforest and respond with paint brush to its unfolding beauty. A flow of energy between the earth, my body, and my canvas is recorded impressionistically to mimic observed movements, such as the dance of sunlight, the roar of a creek, or a dazzling array of colors as they roll on top of a water ripple. Each brushstroke is a personal decision informed by the living environment.  The ocean, rainforest and mountains that set the stage for my daily living are felt to have powerful guidance to my mind, spirit, and art.