THE CASCADE SERIES WAS CREATED, WHEN HEARTFELT EMOTIONS CAME CASCADING DOWN UPON US, DURING THE DEVASTATING FIRES IN SONOMA COUNTY.
I started painting this series out of sheer emotion, during the Sonoma fires of October 2017, spilling down and weeping with grief. As I watched in horror, the fires devastated our community with no rhyme or reason. After the fires were gone, I was amazed at the resilience and outpouring of love and hope, cascading down to bring people together, to rebuild and bloom again.
With the smoke and ashes in the air and the unknown before us, I started to paint with fury. The helicopters flew over my studio all day long, as I was reminded of the fragile situation. I wanted to bring beauty back to our beloved Sonoma County. It was the only way I knew how to help...to paint beautiful blooms that symbolized a cascade of hopeful emotions, returning happiness and beauty, back into our community.
The Cascade Series is a inspirational tribute, to anyone who has gone through a challenging time. My hope is that beauty and life will always prevail, even in the darkest of times.