I walked away from a lucrative career in Silicon Valley in 2001 to move to a rural village at the base of Sangre de Cristo Mountains where for the past twenty years I have dedicated myself to spiritual studies, teaching, writing—and now art.
During Covid I started painting as an extension of my sādhanā or spiritual path. Over seven weeks, I painted daily, producing twenty-one acrylic paintings. I finished the series during Navaratri, the nine nights of Goddess Durga.
My paintings represent my deep love of the Divine. As a teacher of Vedic chanting, I infuse each piece with Sanskrit mantra-s which I recite while painting. It’s with deep emotion that I try to capture sacred images found within various pantheons of spirituality.