Art connects me to nature, creative expression, and an inner guidance which seems to be relayed to my audience, as well. I often hear that my art makes people feel happy. Through color theory and not trying to control the outcome, I allow myself to play and see what emerges through the many layers of my paintings and mixed media pieces.
It wasn’t always easy. In the early years, I used to get terrible artist’s block. I would sit around for days and weeks trying to think up how to make profound art, only to remain stagnant and depressed. It wasn’t until I realized how to see the world as an inspiring place that I began to find inspiration everywhere. Whether I’m painting something grand, like the ocean, something small, like a flower, or an intuitive painting from my minds eye, I always try to stay in the moment.
Deep down I believe that art is a window to the soul. If we let go of our creative blocks and express from a place of wonder and love, we discover an entire world that comes from within. It just takes practice.
I work with acrylic paint because it’s forgiving. Layering is a major theme in my work. Acrylics dry fast and they also allow me to use found objects. I often add decorative papers, fabrics, and thrifted items to my pieces. I love repurposing things that have been cast aside by reinventing them in a fresh way.
The real magic happens when I share my love of the creative process with others, either through workshops or exhibitions. If you would like to create with me, I invite you to visit my classes & events page to learn more.