Some of my paintings revel in decorative patterns. I'm inspired by William Morris designs, mandalas and knitting as examples of beauty, orderly repetition, texture and color. One January I knitted dozens of hats and scarves, and another year I rather obsessively made beaded jewelry. I tend to create art in streaks! The paintings below were all created in one year. I love natural forms like plants, trees and birds, so our camping trips inspire and rejuvenate me as well.