Painting is how I breathe life into my understanding of the world. Since I discovered joy in the artistic process as a child, I never stopped. I continue creating art for personal happiness, to enter where time doesn’t exist, and to learn. I have exhibited and sold my work in Canada (Montreal, Toronto, Bear River, and now Victoria), the USA (Nashville, Cookeville), and Sri Lanka (Galle, Colombo). I’m most grateful when diverse people connect emotionally with my work; it reminds me how we are one species, together in this experience. This is how art leads me to reaffirming the need to explore the attitudes of loving kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity.