there is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly...


If I could explain it in words I would never have to paint it.

I've always been fascinated with the transformation process of caterpillar to butterfly...

Finding a way to paint them as I experience them brought on the same fascination and complexity. Through light, space, translucent color and life.  A life of their own like a life of our own. Individual. joyful, fleeting, heartspace, sad and happy but mainly from grounded worm to beautiful flight.

I grew up in Topanga Canyon CA where there are many such creatures.  My mother Linda Warner is a painter and taught me much and my upbringing in Topanga gave me the freedom to explore in a creative way like no other for which I am grateful.