BioLately the word "collaboration" has been on my mind. Having moved to North Carolina to be closer to my parents as they age, I am learning what it means to live a collaborative life. The idea that we are all connected, that we are a part of and not separate from all things, intrigues me and I am exploring that theme in my paintings either through subject matter or, as a way of giving back, by contributing a portion of the sales proceeds to organizations that support this idea. I continue to participate in the Chestnut Group's mission as much as I can. I love the idea that my paintings may contribute to the conservation of the beauty of middle Tennessee.