As many have done in mythology, I relate the beauty of water to feminine deity. Water has long been equated with the feminine aspects of creation, nature and spirituality. I see the ocean as life giving, fertile, powerful, sensual, changing and mysterious. In my art, my brush strokes mimic expressions of water through how I paint, creating currents, splashes, fluidity and an overall sense of flow. I am also inspired by water's glimmering interaction with light. I discovered a unique technique that I haven't seen before; to imitate the effects of water's refractive nature, I use rare precious materials such as genuine mother of pearl, real abalone shell, dichroic metallics and layers of translucent, reflective mylar. The harmony of these elements combined with the dichotomy of the power and softness of the muses reflects my interpretation of the sea in relation to emotion & femininity.