An interest in Buddhism greatly influences and drives her work and a typical day begins with a walk in nature before heading to her studio for the day, working into the evening hours. Wanda Westberg lives in the Berkeley hills near the natural inspiration of the East Bay Regional Parks and the sweeping vista of the San Francisco bay and sky.
“Morning walks have become part of my painting process, often picking up a branch, leaf, piece of bark or a feather on the way. Each of these paintings incorporate objects found in nature and are an exploration of finding the beauty of humble things, things related to the earth. I have used sticks and twigs for the mark making on these canvases… Painting is a way to have a conversation with that deeper consciousness one can experience when not thinking. To be in touch with the original self—that place where we are all connected.” - Wanda Westberg