As a contemporary abstract artist I have been in a period of transformation. During healing I drew on what I knew intrinsically, the lifelong gift of painting which in return has given life purpose and a sense of identity as an artist. Living housebound with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) and disability, I began reconnecting deeply with nature in my backyard garden through mindfulness to promote healing. My paintings became infused by mindful moments of presence and I learned how to live in the moment. Paintings not of a object or thing but a moment, an experience or a sensation. My bold and bright colour palette used to evoke positive emotion is inspired by flower petal colour. Through my paintings I hope to inspire others to reconnect and to discover genuine beauty in nature, slow down, pace and live more in the moment. I live with my artist husband Brandon Steen and our English Bull Terriers Fionny and Dolores in Toronto.