My art is an extension of my life and as that has grown to include children so has my art. Since my childhood I dreamed of being an artist. I initially studied photography, the influence of which can be seen in my paintings. Much of my work explores the memory of childhood and how watching my own children influence the snapshots of these memories. The name, in fact, is inspired by my daughter’s love of a bird she named Kiki, and for her imaginary friend Polly. Polly no longer visits our house as she once did, but I try to keep the spirit of childhood, wonder and imagination with me in my Portland, Oregon studio.