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Gallery With A Cause • Located in the New Mexico Cancer Center • Benefitting the NMCC Foundation

Please call gallery director Regina Held to arrange a private gallery tour, make a purchase, or ask any questions.

I grew up in a wild place in Oregon. Just behind my house, a creek ran down from the snow-laden mountain and continued to the great river where prehistoric fish swam in the deeps. As a child, I felt kinship with the trees, the waters, and the creatures all around. They spoke to me. But I also grew up with people who lived close to that land - hunters, fishers, farmers, carpenters, and hermits.

In all my artistic iterations, writer, choreographer, dancer, photographer, and painter, I have tried to show spirit moving in all things, in a creation that is formed and alive. I am a mother, and the relationship of humans to the planet is like that of mother to child. I have absorbed this teaching through many years of living with and near indigenous peoples.

The imaginative journey I have pursued through photography for almost two decades now extends into the realm of wax, painting, collage and mark making. I have also developed an extensive mobile artistry practice using apps and photo software to combine photography with digital painting.

My photos and digital paintings are then layered with beeswax and oils on panels. The results are lush and sensuous, they give flat images weight, materiality and physicality. My work represents perfect hours in the sun and rain.

In my journey through various art forms, I always hoped my work would help people remember our fundamental and spiritual connection with the natural world and so I have exhorted my students, collectors and fans to “Follow the Dirt Road in Your Soul.”

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