As a Mom, a Citizen and an Artist, I find that the world and its events affect me deeply on every emotional level. Maybe I am just getting older of find that I want this world to be safe for my children. Or as an artist – I try to find the best in every situation. Some messy ones I can interpret with wit and humor, but how do you interpret violence in an optimistic way? How can you make something so sad and disturbing -uplifting? I really don’t have an answer- none of us do- So i just paint to see what comes out!