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"Art enables us to lose ourselves, and find ourselves at the same time." ~Thomas Merton

I have loved drawing and painting as long as I can remember.
It has always been a way to express myself and find balance in my life.

I like to think of myself as a colorist. Color is a means to convey energy and emotion.
When people view my work I hope that they will be able to connect to it in a way that speaks to them personally. I enjoy working in both oil and watercolor. My technique varies from a controlled realistic hand to loose impressionistic strokes depending on my mood and subject.

For me painting represents a lifelong process of challenges, learning, and growth.
I love to be lost in time, and totally absorbed while I am painting.
"Creating" through art is a spiritual journey that I truly cherish.

I was so lucky to live in Hawai'i with so many gorgeous vistas and lush "scapes".
The colors were breathtaking. I found myself stopping to pause and breathe in the beauty every day. The islands and it's people are very special. Aloha abounds. I miss you all very much.

I now am very lucky to live in Australia, and am delighted to discover a new land. Beautiful landscapes, vineyards, big open skies, and ocean scenes await me. Flora that I grew up with and haven't seen in many years. My senses are awakened with the new (yet old) palette of colours before me.

I look forward to continuing to learn and grow through my art.

I sign my work with my initials, SB, which when connected resemble a butterfly~
my personal sign of emergence and balance.

Affiliations:
Peninsula Arts Society Exhibition, Frankston, Victoria, Australia, November 2019
Windward Artists Guild Ultra Exhibit at Pauahi Tower, 2018
Association of Hawaiian Artists 48th Annual Aloha Show 2018
Association of Hawaiian Artists 47th Annual Aloha Show 2017
Windward Artists Guild Summer Show at the Hawai'i State Library 2016
Association of Hawaiian Artists 46th Annual Aloha Show 2016
56th Annual Windward Artists Guild Exhibition 2015
Academy of Art Center at Linekona Projects in Painting Show April 2015
55th Annual Windward Artists Guild Exhibition 2014, Award of Merit
Academy of Art Center at Linekona Projects in Painting Show April 2014
54th Annual Windward Artist's Guild Open Exhibition 2013
Academy of Art Center at Linekona Projects in Painting Show April 2013
The Association of Hawai'i Artists 42nd Annual Contemporary Art Show 2011
Oahu Arts Center 2010 Art Show at Pauahi Tower Gallery
Honolulu Country Club "Tis The Season" Show 2010
Windward Artists Guild 51st Annual Members Exhibition 2010
The Association of Hawai'i Artists 41st Annual Aloha Show 2010
American Savings Bank 2010 Artists of Hawai'i Calendar
Windward Artists Guild 50th Annual Juried Exhibition 2009
Artists of Hawai'i 2009, The Honolulu Academy of Arts
The Handicraft Club, Providence, RI, Member since 1997
Imago Gallery of Art and Fine Crafts, Warren, RI, January 2008 Exhibition
Fall River Art Association, Fall River, MA 2006, and 2007 Juried Exhibitions
Uncommon Art Gallery, Bristol, RI

Solo Shows:
Central Congregational Church, Providence, RI, February-March 2008
The Coffee Depot, Warren RI July 2008