"My decision to concentrate on painting exclusively came in answer to the question, 'If you only had a year to live, what would you be doing?' I feel as if I've been painting to save my sanity. In April 2008, I was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer and it's been a long and frightening passage through chemotherapy, double mastectomy and radiation therapy. Thank God I was able to use the skills I've practiced over a lifetime to sidestep the rigors of life threatening cancer and its treatment. Concentrating on what is beautiful helps one to fight the ugliness this disease tries to propagate."
Artist Living with and Beyond Illness, Painting, Landscape