Art has been my major passion and pursuit throughout my adult life. After graduating with a Master’s of Fine Arts from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, I returned to Springfield in the fall of 2018. I currently teach at OTC, and sometimes at MSU and the Springfield Art Museum. In Bathymetry I took water and its movement as inspiration. I looked at bathymetric maps and aerial views of various bodies of water around the world. The aqueous nature of the paint became my partner in exploring the rhythms and undulations of water and the topographies it sculpts. Although the resulting paintings are fictitious, each one is inspired by a real place and by the behavior and impact of water.