Animals resonate with my core, and I am impressed upon by them - by their presence, their appearance, their mystery and message. Like attracting like. Throughout all of recorded time, humans have depicted animals in their art. They help us relate to our world, often acting as intermediaries between the civilized and the wild, between the known and the mysterious. Animals are a link to the sacredness of all that is. Humans are endless noise makers. We talk on and on without listening. Really listening. Animals listen. They watch. They see and hear everything. They carry this wisdom of seeing and hearing within them. They embody it. This is a most magical and alluring quality to me. To observe it is like a portal into another world - another way of being. Quieter. So very alive, aware, and full of wonder. We can learn from the animals if we pay attention. Life can be endlessly magical, if we pay attention. I am here to learn from the creatures and to allow others to see what I see by attempting to recreate these exquisite moments of transcendent awareness and wonder through my paintings.