Watercolor and chalk pastel are mediums of choice due to versatility and hue intensity. I am thankful for my gifts each time I create, and for what becomes reality on paper due to effort and belief in my skills. Though I will always paint horses, my heart has been captured by the stunning designs of our northwest region’s Salish Canoes. It find it euphoric to recreate life and images as an artistic expression. My vision is to increase the visibility of the Canoe Journey aesthetically and as cultural narrative of our Native Population. I am grateful for my Delaware heritage and being an artist who supports others, through teaching, in finding their artistic identity. Being an art teacher helps me to breathe. Painting satisfies my soul.