49, artist/art advisor
separated, 8-year old son
What does it mean to you to “have it all?” Happiness and love with my son, a dear small group of friends and family. Independence.
What is the best thing that motherhood has taught you? Endless boundless love. Patience not just with my son but with myself, and how I've matured from the experience.
How does your work feed your personal life? Painting and drawing feeds my soul—absolutely. But there is much more to it than that. Art creates challenges to push myself creatively and analytically. It offers time for historical understanding, cultural contexts for time, periods and places. And it is a catalyst for travel and true understanding of various movements that have occurred creatively—be it a political statement, scientific break, reaction to something that came before. It is my life.
Portrait by Vivian Johnson