“The paintings for this Show arose from my sketchbook and swift drawings that appear as I observe this captivating world. I think in terms of vignettes, in the literary sense. My works are like short stories or poems. They talk about beings with hearts and souls and attempt to express the spiritual unity of all forms of life. I look for images in elements that I’ve seen, felt, or wondered about. I strive for a healing quality and a sense of rightness with the world. My work has been to discover my own true way of speaking with images. Because I am so fond of drawing living beings, my art is not purely abstract. I love the relationships of elegant beautiful colors and rounded simplified form.” Zima lives south of Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her partner Tom, her beloved horses, dogs, cats and lots of wide-open views.