For more than 40 years my passion for nature and spirit has inspired my dedication to cultivating beauty in diverse projects around the world from remote African villages, the Amazon rain forest, and Japan. My work has shown in Museums with Monet, permanent installments in corporate collections and my own home
I am an artist, author, and keynote speaker. Nature and creativity connect me to my soul. My aim is to celebrate Beauty, connect to spirit and inspire others to weave a personal commitment to what they love, bringing purpose and meaning into each day.
I am perhaps best known for my work helping to restore Monet’s gardens and photographing them for 33 years. My photos have traveled with Monet’s paintings to eight museums, and are published annually in calendars and the award winning Monet’s Passion: Ideas, Inspiration & Insights from the Painter’s Gardens. My passion for nature and appreciation for beauty has inspired my dedication to diverse projects around the world from remote African villages, the Amazon rain forest, and Japan to permanent installments in corporate collections.
As a popular keynote speaker, I use the beauty of my photographic images, personal stories, garden metaphors, and humor to inspire the imagination of my audience to connect with what has heart and meaning for them, and to express their own creativity in their work and personal lives. I lecture at Museums, Botanic Gardens, and corporate events.
My workshops cultivate creativity using photography, drawing, painting, writing and time in nature. I have taught corporate groups at my historic home and garden, as well as all over the United States and abroad. From day longs with Fed-Ex, Google, Imax Theaters , AT&T, Chevron, Maybelline, and many others to weeklong intensives on the ship The World and The Gardens of Giverny painting and photography weeks in France. I invite you to join me sometime to plant and cultivate your own creative seeds with joy.
My personal work includes oil painting, photography, sketching and watercolor and garden making.