One magical evening about a decade ago, my husband and I witnessed an electric, golden sun setting on icebergs floating through a Newfoundland bay of the Atlantic. They were part of a huge ice sheet that had broken off the Greenland Ice Cap two years earlier, and were leisurely drifting south to their demise. The visible part of the iceberg in my painting was about 12 stories high and 200 yards from the shore where we stood mesmerized. Cool lighting returned the next morning and the iceberg had flipped–still breathtaking, but the magic had melted during the night.
I have been a Teaching Artist for the Idaho Commission on the Arts for two decades, and more recently for Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc. Helping students, K-12 and beyond, appreciate the marvels of life, helping them to express themselves creatively in drawings and paintings, has been a highlight of my long life.